Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with 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 is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 is designed for a significantly larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our cloud web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can even modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be functioning with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.