AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the speedy increase of products 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 need to direct a domain address to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record effortlessly. Once you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% active within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.