SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers at once, each and every 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 never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You can also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.