An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you can use your domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux shared web hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.