Every single device that's connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has 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 consists of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises 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 supports a significantly larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our shared hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll 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 on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.