AAAA is a domain address record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports and the rapid increase of gadgets which 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 wish to point a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any 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, choose AAAA and then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain name or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other service provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if required. In case the other company requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.