Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a significantly larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any troubles as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records which 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 compact pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely live. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record shall be working after you edit it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other company demands it.