An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you can use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domains that you host inside a shared website hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia includes a highly user-friendly interface and all it takes 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 and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except if the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.