Each device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has an IP record, that 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 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 supports a considerably larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our cloud website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be active with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.