SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but forward 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 example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every cloud hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, 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, which will matter if you have no less than 2 servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 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
Setting up a new SRV record for every 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 couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you will also 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 these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. Also, you can determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active 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.