An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux shared package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than two servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.