AAAA is a domain address record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, which comes with our cloud web hosting packages. When you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for every domain name or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can 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 in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if required. If the other company demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.