An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you are able to use your domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.