An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll 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 can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.