Each device that's connected to the web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site has 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 consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists 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 can handle a substantially larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our cloud website 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 discover all records that you have for any hosted domain address 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, select AAAA then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one without difficulty for any domain name or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. If the other company requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.