Every single device that is connected to the web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with 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 consists of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets 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 supports a significantly greater number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, supplied with our hosting plans. Once you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes seconds for the new record to be functioning and just around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.