AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the quick increase of devices which 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 want to forward a domain address to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with our shared hosting solutions. Once you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any issues because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record shall be functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider needs it.