Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 is designed for a significantly larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or modify every record effortlessly. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.