What precisely is an AAAA resource record? What role do AAAA records have? Do you have to include one to your site?
AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 18.104.22.168. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the fast increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have inside a cloud web hosting
account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any problems because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record is going to be working after you change it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.