Every single device which is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. 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 that opens an internet site 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 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 supports a substantially larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, which comes with our website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside 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 will be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your domain will start directing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you could also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.