SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to several servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the very same service, but direct 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 example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a rather intuitive interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.