An AAAA record is an IP within the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in 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 that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our shared hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll 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 the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you will be able to create it in a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you may also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.