Every single device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site has 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 comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided 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 example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or modify any record easily. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record will be fully active within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.