AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a web server which uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or change any record easily. After you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record will be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with ease for every domain name or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You will be able to edit the record at any time if required. If the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.