An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. In other words, you’re able to use your Internet domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, navigate to 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 would make a difference if you have at least 2 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 default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.