An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits 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 that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of our shared hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can 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 which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.