Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with 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 comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists 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 bigger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or change every record effortlessly. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully working within only an hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP 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 easy as selecting 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 effortlessly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be live and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.