Each device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within 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. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our cloud website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you will not face any difficulties because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record shall be functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider needs it.