Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually 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's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 can handle a substantially greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party provider and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with our cloud web hosting solutions. After you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one easily for every internet domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if required. If the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.