An AAAA record is an IP within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our cloud hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.