Each device which is connected to the web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has 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 comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 substantially larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any difficulties as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully active. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record shall be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company needs it.