Every single device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site has 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 is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 works with a significantly greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our shared web hosting plans. Once you sign in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to 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 will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if required. If the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.