AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the speedy increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or edit any record without difficulty. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.