An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

Provided you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.