Every device which is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers 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 can handle a substantially bigger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, bundled with our website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and 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's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain name 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 can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record anytime if required. Assuming the other company needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.