Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site comes with 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 comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups 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 can handle a considerably bigger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for every domain address or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if required. If the other service provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.