AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP address comprises of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports and the quick increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a web server that uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our shared website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for every hosted domain name 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 then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for every domain name or subdomain which you host inside 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 point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. In case the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.