What precisely is an AAAA resource record? What function do AAAA records have? Should you add one to your site?
An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly released IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting
, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.