Each device which is connected to the web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format can handle a significantly greater amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our shared website hosting solutions. After you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one without difficulty for any internet domain or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record at any time if required. Assuming the other service provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.