Every single device which is connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website comes with an IP record, which 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 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format can handle a substantially greater number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our shared website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for any hosted domain 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, pick AAAA after which simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to 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 Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for any domain or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to 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 website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if needed. If the other service provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.