Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being 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 made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight 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 can handle a considerably bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will find all records 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 choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of really easy steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.