An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our shared web hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then only input 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 is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.