An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your Internet domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.