Every single device which is connected to the web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 can handle a considerably greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, provided with our cloud website hosting packages. After you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate around the world an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.