Every single device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight sets 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 substantially larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every 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 only 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 names, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for every domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.