Every single device which is connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced at first, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website has 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 made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's 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 number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within 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 the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select 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 domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.