Each device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has 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 is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 significantly bigger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit any record easily. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% active 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 needed, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.