Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with 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 comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud web hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or change any record effortlessly. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record will be 100% functioning within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few very simple steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.