An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.