Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has an IP record, that 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 four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a substantially greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud web hosting
account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change every record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server
from our company features only a couple of simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.