SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.