Each device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a substantially larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.