Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site 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 with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain you have inside a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this via our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain or subdomain that you host inside 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 right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record at any time if needed. In case the other company needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.