SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers simultaneously, each server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every website hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least two servers handling the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you'll be set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard 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 a lot of servers for a given service. You may also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.