Each device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 works with a significantly greater number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our shared web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you navigate to 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 set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not 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 will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with several clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be active after you modify it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.