An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes with our website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for any 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 only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one without difficulty for any domain address 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 provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other service provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.