An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.