Every device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits 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 is designed for a significantly bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, which comes with our shared hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.