SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at the same time, each server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A brand new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records using the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to enter the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record will be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could adjust any of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.