Each device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 can handle a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared 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 set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks via the Hepsia CP, provided with our cloud web hosting plans. Once you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside 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, in a text box. As an added option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in just an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few very simple steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be live and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will 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 standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.