Every device which is connected to the web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 supports a substantially greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with our shared website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will have to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.