An AAAA record is an IP in the newly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or change every single record with ease. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully functioning within only an hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain which 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 service provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record at any time if needed. In case the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.