Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 can handle a considerably bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your cloud website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or modify any record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be fully live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.