Each device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 significantly larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or modify every single record easily. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% active within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with ease for any domain address or subdomain that you host within 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 direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. If the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.