An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can spread 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 employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers managing the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.