An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain names which you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia features a very user-friendly interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.