Every single device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 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 can handle a substantially bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or change every single record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record will be fully active within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you will not face any problems since 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 CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely active. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider demands it.