Every single device that is connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a 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 made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 works with a significantly bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared website hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change every record easily. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within a maximum of one 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 shows the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.