Every device that is connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced at first, is already 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, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 significantly bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our shared website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find 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 choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply input 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 names, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record will be working after you change it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider demands it.