Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets 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 can handle a substantially greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it is not going to 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 edit every record without difficulty. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.