SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and point it to numerous servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
Provided you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record could be created within just seconds for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to input the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be live soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You can change any of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain active if edited or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.