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

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.