An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our cloud web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any issues as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just several clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record shall be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider demands it.