Every device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website comes with 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 is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 bigger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our web hosting solutions. Once you log in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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