Every device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site 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 comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it will not take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record effortlessly. After you sign in and go to 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, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within only one hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, 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 functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.