Each device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being 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's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or change any record easily. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully active within only 1 hour and the hostname that 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 indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you may also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be operating with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.