Every device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format can handle a considerably greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which 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 domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't encounter any problems as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be operating after you change it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company needs it.