AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the fast increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain address to a machine that uses such an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with our web 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 find all records you have for any hosted domain 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, choose AAAA 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 domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one without difficulty for every domain or subdomain which you host within 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 point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep working after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.