SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address 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 will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.