Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 is designed for a considerably greater number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our shared website hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every 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 then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.