Each device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily 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. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a significantly bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain name 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, choose AAAA and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you won't face any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record shall be working after you modify it or delete 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 when the other company needs it.