SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to several servers simultaneously, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain within a cloud web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.