Every device that's connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 works with a considerably bigger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify every single record effortlessly. When you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully active within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.