Each device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 is designed for a significantly bigger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain you have inside a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do that through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for every internet domain or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other service provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.