Every device which is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with 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 comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises 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 illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a substantially bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party company and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, provided with our shared website hosting packages. When you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for every domain name 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 menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate globally 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
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll 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, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. In case the other service provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.