AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain address to a web server that uses such an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% working within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with no trouble for any internet domain or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.