SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a completely new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the service, the protocol, the record value along with the port number and you'll be all set. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the new SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.