AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a server that uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit any record effortlessly. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few very easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.