Each device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has been 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, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. 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 is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 is designed for a significantly larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, included with our shared hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only 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 names, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain 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 default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will 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 default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.