SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to numerous 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 each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.