Every single device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is 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 works with a significantly greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our cloud web hosting packages. After you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is active after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you could also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.