Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few clicks via the Hepsia CP, supplied with our cloud website hosting packages. After you log in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain name or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. If the other service provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue functioning after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.