Every device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 can handle a substantially bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete 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 address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company needs it.