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

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address in a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.