An AAAA record is an IP within the newly released IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers 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 total number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any 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 pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not experience any troubles since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be active after you modify 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 modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider requires it.