An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or change any record with ease. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully active within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain address or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. If the other provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.