Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a 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 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits 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 supports a considerably greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or edit every record without difficulty. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider demands it.