Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 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 supports a substantially greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or edit any record easily. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with 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 which you have set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you want to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can even edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be working with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.