SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to numerous servers at once, every single server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain addresses you host within a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it requires to set up 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 default values, that you can leave unless 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 stay active when you change it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.