Every single device that's connected to the Internet has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site has 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 consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 substantially greater amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our website hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider needs it.