SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domains you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia includes a rather intuitive interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you change it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you will be all set. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also 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 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.