SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and point it to several servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name 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 is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.