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 IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website has an IP record, which 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 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 is designed for a substantially larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do that via our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for every domain name or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. 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 of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record at any time if required. In case the other company needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.