Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website 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 consists of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 substantially bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on 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 also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify 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
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a few clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record will be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.