Every device which is connected to the web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight sets 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 significantly bigger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or change any record with ease. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% live within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case 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 have created, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any issues as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider needs it.