Every single device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has 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 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 can handle a considerably larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once 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 select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply type in 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's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to select 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. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.