An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect 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, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.