Every single device that is connected to the web has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in 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 supports a substantially bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or modify any record without difficulty. After you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you could also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.