An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to create a brand new SRV record for each of the domain addresses that you host in a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it will take 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 as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.