AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP is made up of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the fast increase of products that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in 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 on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which just type in 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's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter 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 globally and your domain address will start directing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.