An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name 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 can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you edit or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.