SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at the same time, each server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll 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 between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.