An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a few boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.