Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore 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. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits 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 substantially greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have in a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have zero 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, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease 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 that you could start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple 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're going to be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other company demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.