Every single device that is connected to the web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, which 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 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight sets 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 is designed for a considerably greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can even modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.