Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 considerably bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our shared web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside 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 on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply enter 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 addresses, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily 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 can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if needed. In case the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.