An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have inside a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this through our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain that you host within 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 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 the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record anytime if needed. Assuming the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.