Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet 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 consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 supports a considerably greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do this through our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few very easy steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain names 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 accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.