AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a web server that uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change every record easily. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record will be 100% functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to 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 signifies the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for every domain or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to modify the record at any time if needed. In case the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.