Every device which is connected to the web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting 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's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits 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 bigger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, included with all of our shared website hosting plans. When you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel 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 domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.