An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a shared web hosting account from our company and we manage 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 part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick 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. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.