An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not experience any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider requires it.