Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has an IP record, that 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 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 can handle a substantially bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your web hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or change every single record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully live within a maximum of an hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely 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 want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be functioning with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.