An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least a couple of servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.