An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 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 domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, which comes with our shared web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can even modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.