Each device that's connected to the Internet has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using 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 within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a few clicks via the Hepsia CP, included with all our cloud hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you have to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options 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 can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any troubles since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a few clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record will be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider demands it.