Every device that is connected to the web has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within 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 illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a substantially greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your shared website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every single record easily. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record will be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain you host within 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 forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to modify the record at any time if needed. If the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.