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 could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain address inside a cloud website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added 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, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.