An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly released IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables 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 forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, included with our web hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll 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 choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any problems as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely active. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be active after you change it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.