An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every cloud plan that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You may 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 very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also require 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 operational after you modify it in the future.