AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially 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 is comprised of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain name to a server which uses this type of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that 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, pick AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.