Each device that's connected to the web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being 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 is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a significantly bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or modify any record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% working within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.