Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with 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 example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a significantly larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or edit any record easily. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with no trouble for every domain or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.