Each device that's connected to the Internet has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has 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 made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 supports a substantially greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you have to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our website hosting solutions. When you sign in, you need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is going to be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in only an hour and will propagate globally a few 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
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you will be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you can even change the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be active with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.