An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have several SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
Provided you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.