SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at the same time, each and every server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud web hosting service we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult 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. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which 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 might also require 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 Servers
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.