An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ 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 on. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain within a hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.