AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain to a server which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our shared hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain name 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, choose AAAA and then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.