Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 is designed for a considerably bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our cloud website hosting solutions. After you log in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of really easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.