AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports as well as the quick increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting plans. When you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record will be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you just a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you'll not encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with just a few clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.