Every single device that is connected to the world wide 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 at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily 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 four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups 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 substantially bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with our shared website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for any domain name or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.