An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in no more than an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain address or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other company needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.