Every device that is connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while with 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. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for any internet domain or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to change the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other company requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.