An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our cloud hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you won't experience any issues because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be completely active. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record is going to be operating after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider demands it.