Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting 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. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 is designed for a substantially larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our cloud web hosting solutions. After you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is active after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not encounter any problems because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be working after you edit it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company demands it.