An AAAA record is an IP within the newly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party provider and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting plans. When you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you could also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.