An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The advanced Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our web hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with no trouble for any domain or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to 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 in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You will be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.