Each device that is connected to the web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers 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 can handle a considerably greater number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our cloud web hosting packages. When you sign in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple 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, in a text box. As an extra option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in only an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with a few clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% active. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.