SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at the same time, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You are going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any of the domains which you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a really intuitive interface and all it will take to create 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 and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.