Each device that is connected to the web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually 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 is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 works with a significantly bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service through 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 clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our cloud hosting plans. When you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all the records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out 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, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few really easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be live and only about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.