Every single device that's connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website 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 comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is 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 works with a significantly greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change every single record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully functioning within only an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain you want to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be working with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.