Every single device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits 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 considerably bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all our shared web hosting plans. Once you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in only 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 server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not experience any troubles as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with a few clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company requires it.