Every device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site 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 comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 supports a substantially greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our cloud web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that 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, choose AAAA then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than compared with other Control Panels 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 provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service 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 want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party server. If they need it, you could also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be active with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.