Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 can handle a substantially larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, included with our shared website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any 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, select AAAA then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could 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 set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if required. If the other provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.