Every device that's connected to the Internet has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with 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 comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 supports a substantially bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few clicks to do this through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for every internet domain 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 provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation 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, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record anytime if required. Assuming the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.