Every single device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a 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 made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in 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 amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it will not take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or change any record without difficulty. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be working with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.