Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name 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 is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits 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 works with a considerably greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain address 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, choose AAAA after which simply enter 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 less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not encounter any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with just a few clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record shall be working after you edit it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company requires it.