Each device which is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 is designed for a substantially larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our shared hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can even edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be active with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.