Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers 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 bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you have to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our shared web hosting plans. Once you sign in, you have to go to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be live after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for every domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. If the other company needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.