AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each IP address comprises of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain address to a server which uses this sort of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain 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 then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, 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 created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be operating with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.