Every device which is connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised 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 example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do this by using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one without difficulty for every domain or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if required. Assuming the other provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.