SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to several servers at a time, every single server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to employ the easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.