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 a site. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to several servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.