An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. In other words, you will be able to use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain name within a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.