AAAA is a domain address record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared website hosting plans. When you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is active after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in just an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for every domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can 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 created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from 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 at any time if necessary. In case the other company demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.