Every single device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site 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 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised 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 supports a substantially larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any problems as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.