An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or modify any record with ease. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for any internet domain or subdomain 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 company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record at any time if needed. If the other company needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.