Each device that is connected to the web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably bigger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for any domain or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if needed. Assuming the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.