Every device that's connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With 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 with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 works with a considerably greater amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.