Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups 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 works with a substantially greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're inside 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 select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for every domain address or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. In case the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.