Every single device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 works with a considerably bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting solutions. After you sign in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for every domain 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 is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in just an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.