An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.