AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain address to a machine which uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our cloud website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels 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. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within 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 are going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.