An AAAA record is an IP within the recently launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address 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 will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case 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 have set up, it'll take you just a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record is going to be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider demands it.