An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain 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 so forth. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, 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, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
You'll be able to create a completely new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host inside a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a very user-friendly interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.