Every device that's connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups 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 is designed for a substantially greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a few clicks via the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our cloud website hosting plans. After you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.