SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to many servers at the same time, each and every server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on a number of 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 Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux hosting plan that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we know how aggravating it can be to handle DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to type in the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or deleted.