What are SRV records? What precisely is their function in the Domain Name System?
SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, each server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server
solution from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to choose 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 default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.