Each device which is connected to the web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises 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 example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a substantially bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that 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, select AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.