Each device that is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 significantly larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our web hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be working with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.