An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 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 name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider uses, 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 such a redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change any record effortlessly. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.