AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the speedy increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with our shared hosting plans. Once you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as simple 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, within a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is live after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active 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 forwarding to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain address or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to 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 set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record at any time if required. Assuming the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.