An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive 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 have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.