Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a significantly larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our cloud hosting packages. Once you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not face any troubles because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with just several clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be functioning after you change 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 in case the other provider requires it.