Each device which is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets 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 can handle a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find 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 on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will have to select the hostname for which the new record will 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 selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.