Every single device which is connected to the web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 is designed for a significantly greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify every record easily. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to do that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not encounter any difficulties because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record shall be active after you edit 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 standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.

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