Each device that's connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists 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 works with a substantially larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every 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 pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not face any problems since 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 Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be operating 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 default 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.