Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight groups 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 is designed for a significantly bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with our hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find 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 on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of 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 takes just a few seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard 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.