An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can send out the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill several boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.