SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to several servers simultaneously, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux cloud package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will 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, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new SRV record for any domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the record value, the protocol, the service as well as 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 if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.