Each device which is connected to the web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 supports a considerably bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that through our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly 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. In case they require it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for any internet domain or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will 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 CP where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. If the other company demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.