An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name 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 so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a really intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except when the other company requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.