An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ 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, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.