I’m very excited to inform you that all websites hosted by us are now IPv6-compatible!
You might ask, “what does this mean for me?”, or you might actually just be asking “what the heck is IPv6?”
If you have the latter question, I’ll let you search Google for that, but if you’re asking what this means for you, I’ll be happy to explain.
IPv6 is a necessity, not a luxury
Without going into the technical side of things, there are “only” 4,294,967,296 IPv4 addresses available. This number might seem huge, but believe it or not, it’s fast approaching. Granted there are a lot of reserved IP ranges that cannot be released but still, considering the sheet amount of direct internet-connected devices, it’s not hard to imagine.
IPv6 addresses solve that problem by allowing more addresses. And when I say more, I mean 340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique addresses.
(That’s over 340 trillion trillion trillion, by the way).
And what about my website?
All you need to do is make sure you’re website is hosted with a provider who is offering IPv6. If not, you need to change to one who does.
If you’ve got a website, test it at http://ipv6-test.com/validate.php to find out!