An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.