Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets 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 is designed for a significantly larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our website hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that 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 have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need 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 names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can quickly forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.