Every device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that 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 is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably bigger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our cloud hosting plans. Once you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is functioning after you edit 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 web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you may also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.