An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you can use your domain name not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact 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 for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.