AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where each IP address is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the speedy increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain to a server which uses this sort of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, included with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name 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, pick AAAA and then simply input 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's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain address or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if required. If the other provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.