Every device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises 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 illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a significantly bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover 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 on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not encounter any problems because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record is going to be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other provider demands it.