Each device which is connected to the web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a significantly greater amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.