AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single Internet protocol address is comprised of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain to a server that uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, included with our shared hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of really easy steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's 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 while the old value is still active.