Each device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site 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 comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 supports a considerably bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, which comes with our hosting packages. When you log in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering 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 outlines how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any domain name or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. 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, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You're going to 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'll be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.