Every single device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with 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 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have in a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this via our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one without difficulty for any internet domain or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if needed. Assuming the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.