Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 significantly larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our shared website hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you have to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting 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 outlines how long the record will be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need 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 domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other company can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.