Each device that's connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format can handle a considerably greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with all our cloud website hosting plans. After you log in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be live after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in just an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for any domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if required. Assuming the other company demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.