Every single device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that 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 website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 can handle a considerably greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes with our shared website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find 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 the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the standard 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 with ease for any domain name or subdomain which 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 company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if required. If the other provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.