Every single device which is connected to the web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has 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 consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 supports a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our web hosting solutions. After you log in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing 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, inside a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be live after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for every domain or subdomain 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 company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You will be able to change the record anytime if necessary. In case the other company requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.