Every device that is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has 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 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits 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 works with a substantially greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our shared hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then simply type 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 not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.