SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to many servers at a time, each server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. 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 Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up a new SRV record for any of the domain names which you host in a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as 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 only minutes later any new record which you create will be active. Hepsia includes a really user-friendly interface and all it will take to create 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 standard values, which you can leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.