Each device which is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets 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 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits 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 significantly larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or modify every single record without difficulty. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% active 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 provider. When required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few very simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, 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's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.