Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit any record easily. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.