An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This may 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 that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every website hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.