Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a significantly bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, included with our web hosting solutions. After you log in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not experience any problems since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only a few clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record shall be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other provider demands it.