An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets 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 number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the website for it is. 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 another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, included with our shared website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one without difficulty for every domain address or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. If the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.