An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain address in a cloud web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you'll 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 may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.