An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you’ll be able to 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, as an example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You could 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 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.