SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to many servers at a time, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.