SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and point it to several servers at the same time, every single server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various 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 Web Hosting
If you host a domain address within a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a 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 is going to take no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You can also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.