Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits 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 supports a significantly greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our cloud web hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every 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, pick AAAA and then only 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 is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you may also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.