Every device which is connected to the web has a specific identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four groups 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 sets 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 is designed for a substantially larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or edit every record easily. When you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be fully live within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.