Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a couple of clicks through the Hepsia CP, which comes with our cloud website hosting packages. Once you sign in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record is going to be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.