An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you can use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. 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 between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra 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, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.