Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website comes with 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 comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a significantly greater amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud hosting packages. Once you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any difficulties since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just several clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.