Every device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 considerably larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to enable you to set up or change any record easily. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any 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, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You will be able to change the record anytime if needed. Assuming the other company needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.