SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, each server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but direct 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 real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for every single domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records using the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust any 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 is going to remain active if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.