An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four 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 in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud web hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that 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 pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only type 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 addresses, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.