Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 is designed for a significantly bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our shared website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.