AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address comprises of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the speedy increase of units 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 direct a domain to a server that uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our shared web hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain address or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to change the record anytime if necessary. If the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.