An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain name within a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be 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 two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.