Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with 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 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 supports a considerably larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our shared hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for any internet domain or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other service provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.