Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 supports a considerably greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or edit any record easily. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you will be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be working with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.