SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to many servers simultaneously, every single server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that 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 example, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain name in a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.