An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using 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've created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you need to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you can also edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.