AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain to a web server which uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, bundled with our website hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines 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.