AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP comprises of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the quick increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a server that uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or modify every single record easily. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one without difficulty for every domain name or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You will be able to edit the record anytime if needed. Assuming the other provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.