Every device that is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 supports a significantly larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our shared hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is going to be functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be working with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.