An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you have to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in no more than an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not experience any problems as 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 exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be operating after you change it or remove it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company requires it.