SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at once, each and every server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual 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've set.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you'll be ready. Additionally, if the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a great deal of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. Also, you can specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.