An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, which comes with our shared hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain 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 created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain name will start directing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you may also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.