Every single device which is connected to the web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a significantly greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few clicks within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of our cloud web hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with ease for every domain address or subdomain that you host within 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 provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record at any time if needed. In case the other service provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.