An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This can 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 address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain inside a shared website 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 a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.