AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports and also the quick increase of units that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover 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, pick AAAA and then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared 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 company. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any internet domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. If the other company needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.