SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even 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 address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every cloud plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask 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.