An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
Provided you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you change or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.