Every device which is connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets 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 is designed for a considerably bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or modify every single record easily. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be fully live within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other company can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.