Every single device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our shared hosting
packages. Once you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't face any difficulties as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.