SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and forward it to several servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward 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 several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can enter 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 would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A brand new SRV record can be created within just seconds for each and every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records through the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.