An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain 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. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.