Find out just what exactly an AAAA record really is, precisely when it’s utilized and if you should put in place one for your domain name.
AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single IP consists of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 220.127.116.11. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain name to a server which uses this kind of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting
account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or modify every record with ease. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be 100% live within only an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.