Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet 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 made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a significantly bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or modify any record with ease. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any problems because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record is going to be functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. That's 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 demands it.