Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 significantly greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will 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 the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using 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 are going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you could also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.