An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.