SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ 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 is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can input 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 would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.