An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any of the domain addresses you host within a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a really user-friendly interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you change it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.