SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at once, every single server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain 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 is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.