An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any problems because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with several clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company requires it.