SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to several servers at the same time, every single server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact 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 instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

Provided you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.