Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within 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 is designed for a significantly greater amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for any 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 pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with no trouble for any domain name or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You will be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. If the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.