Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 supports a substantially greater amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our website hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every 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 choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record shall be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company demands it.