Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has 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 comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets 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 is designed for a substantially greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain that you have in a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do that via our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one without difficulty for every domain name or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to change the record at any time if required. Assuming the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.