An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system 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 company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort 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 Cloud Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name 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, select AAAA and then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be active with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.