SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to many servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.