SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to many servers at once, every single server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but point 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 real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain within a cloud 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 only a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need 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 may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.