Understand just what an AAAA record is really, precisely when it’s used and whether you should create one for your domain.
Each device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a considerably bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting
account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or change every single record effortlessly. As soon as 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, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% live within a maximum of one hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for every internet domain or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if necessary. If the other company demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.