Every device that is connected to the web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 is designed for a considerably bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will 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 choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one without difficulty for every domain or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record anytime if needed. If the other provider requires a certain 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 working after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.