An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers in 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 that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider 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 create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or edit every single record without difficulty. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully working within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not experience any problems as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company requires it.