Discover what an AAAA record really is, precisely when it’s utilized and whether you ought to create one for your domain.
Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format can handle a considerably bigger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a shared web hosting
account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they demand it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can also edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be working with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.