SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different companies and point it to several servers at a time, every single server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every shared website hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.