An AAAA record is an IP in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with our cloud web hosting solutions. When you sign in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is going to be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be working after you change it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider requires it.