Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using 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 with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised 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 example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a substantially larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or change every single record with ease. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be fully active within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to 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 the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you just a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not face any issues since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with several clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record shall be functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other company needs it.