Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 substantially larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, included with our website hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain 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, choose AAAA after which just enter 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'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start directing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be working with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.