An AAAA record is an IP within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our shared website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.