Every single device which is connected to the web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 is designed for a substantially greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a couple of clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our cloud hosting solutions. After you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you will be able to find inside 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 of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple 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 easily point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.