Every device which is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 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 works with a considerably bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record effortlessly. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record will 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 provider. If needed, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any problems because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record shall be working after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other company requires it.