Every device which is connected to the web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has 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 is made up of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 significantly larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with our shared website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.