An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every cloud service we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.