An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all our cloud web hosting solutions. Once you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain you host inside 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 company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. If the other company requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.