Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups 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 is designed for a substantially larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with our cloud hosting plans. After you sign in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in only an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with several clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record is going to be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other company needs it.