An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits 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 number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or modify every single record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully live within only an hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
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 you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any difficulties since 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 CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.