An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux cloud website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.