SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to many servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on various 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 Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you will be all set. In addition, if 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 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. Also, you can outline how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.