Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet 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 comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight 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 supports a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have in a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that using 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 compact pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not experience any troubles as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it will be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely live. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record is going to be operating after you modify it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider demands it.