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

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.