Each device that's connected to the web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is 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. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared web hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain name 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 will be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't encounter any difficulties since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be completely live. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record will be active after you change it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company requires it.