An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point 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 advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes with our cloud web hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any troubles since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record is going to be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.