Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly 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 is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups 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 works with a considerably bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, included with our web hosting plans. After you sign in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record will be live after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.