An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you can't get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can enter 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 wants. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.