An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’re able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux website hosting package we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could 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 functional after you modify it in the future.