An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.