Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively 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. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups 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 works with a considerably larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will 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 the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which only input 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's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few really easy steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can easily point 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 working and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.