An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every cloud hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.