Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within 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. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a significantly larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our cloud web hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you have to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. If the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.