AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the fast increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain name to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or edit every record with ease. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any domain or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to edit the record anytime if required. In case the other service provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.