AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports and the fast increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain name to a server which uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our shared hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not face any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record shall be working after you change it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.