Every device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 can handle a significantly larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our shared hosting plans. Once you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is going to be functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning 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 server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with no trouble 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, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if required. Assuming the other service provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.