An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then just enter 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 unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which outlines 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 Hosting
As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for every domain address or subdomain that you host within 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 direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to modify the record at any time if needed. Assuming the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.