Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website comes with 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 comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 is designed for a substantially larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you want to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate globally and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.