SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.