An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. 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 could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain address in a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.