SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, each server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as 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 depending on which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can choose 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 you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.