Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website 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 comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows 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.