Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 works with a considerably larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your website hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or modify any record effortlessly. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you could also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.