An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every shared hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 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 specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.