SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, each and every server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but direct 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 example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will give you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.