An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

Provided you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.