Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 is designed for a significantly bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud web hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.