Each device that is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits 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 works with a substantially bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain address 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 enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is 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 provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you need to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.