Every device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site 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 is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups 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 considerably larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or edit every single record easily. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully active within only one hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any difficulties as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other service provider needs it.