Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name 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 four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 can handle a substantially larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The advanced Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our shared hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.