An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a 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 set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You're going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for each of the domain names which you host in a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather user-friendly interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except when the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you edit it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.