SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and point it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain address in a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A brand new SRV record could be created within seconds for each domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be working right after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You can adjust each of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain live if edited or deleted, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.