SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and direct it to many servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You are going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any of the domain names you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a really user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few 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, that you can leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.