An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain address within a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other company 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. Unless requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.