An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that may 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, that record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain 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 advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any 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, select AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not encounter any difficulties since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record is going to be operating after you change 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 if the other service provider needs it.