Every device that is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with 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 is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain 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, select AAAA then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with 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 require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need 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 company 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 pointing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.