AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially 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 IP address consists of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the speedy increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An example 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 which uses this sort of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or modify any record with ease. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record will be 100% working within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All 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 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 shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record shall be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other company requires it.