An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
You will be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domain names you host inside 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’ll be able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly intuitive interface and all it will require to create 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 and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.