Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets 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 works with a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our cloud hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines 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.