Every device that is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists 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 works with a substantially bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or edit any record effortlessly. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record will be 100% working within no more than one hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will have to select 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. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other company can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.