SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also 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. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re 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 single domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you will be ready. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you are also going to 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 those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You could also outline 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.