An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting service we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.