An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort 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 state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our cloud website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other company demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.