An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This can 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 which the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every shared hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might 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 operational after you edit it in the future.