What exactly is an AAAA resource record? What function do AAAA records serve? Should you really include one to your site?
An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers 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 can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our website hosting
, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.