Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has 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 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our shared web hosting solutions. When you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.