Every device that is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 is designed for a significantly bigger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or modify any record with ease. After you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully live within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you could also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.