An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain 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 then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier 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 company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for every internet domain or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to edit the record at any time if needed. If the other company requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.