Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 considerably bigger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or modify every record effortlessly. After you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.