An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
Provided you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the required 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 that you'd like to use and also 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 needs. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.