SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to numerous servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.