Every device that's connected to the Internet has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change any record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record will be 100% live within only 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 are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few very easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines 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.