Each device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a considerably bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our cloud hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with no trouble for every internet domain or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other service provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.