Every device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up 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. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a significantly greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our shared hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain address 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 and then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several 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 functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines 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.