Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 considerably bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our cloud website hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be active 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 around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.