AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our shared hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one without difficulty for any domain address or subdomain which you host inside 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 point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. In case the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.