SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to many servers at once, each server handling a different service. You are 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 2 records which are employed for the very 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 a number of 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 Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.