An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you can use your Internet domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

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