Each device which is connected to the web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets 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 works with a considerably larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover 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 on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then just input 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 is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.