An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you are able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a cloud web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. 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 depending on which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.