AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports and the rapid increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll 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 the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.