Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our shared hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every 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, pick AAAA and then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.