An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, included with our shared hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for every domain address or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to edit the record anytime if needed. If the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.