Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 supports a substantially bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our shared hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain 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 just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.