Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting 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's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 is designed for a considerably bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our cloud website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain 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 and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for every internet domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. If the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.