What exactly is an AAAA resource record? What role do AAAA records have? Do you have to insert one to your site?
Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our web hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.