SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the exact same service, but point 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 a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
You will be able to set up a completely new SRV record for each of the domain names you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a very user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.