Every single device that's connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do this through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You will be able to modify the record at any time if required. In case the other company demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.