SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to many servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the exact same service, but forward 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 instance, and have the real software running on several 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 Hosting

You'll be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia features a really user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave except if the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active if you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.