Each device that is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The advanced Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every 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, pick AAAA and then only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available 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 provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.