An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.