IPv6 addresses

Published: 13/08/2010

Javaprovider proudly announces the long awaited availability of IPv6 addresses for our VPS clients!

IPv6 or IP version 6 is the next generation Internet protocol which will eventually replace the current protocol IPv4. IPv4 is still the
protocol of choice for most of the Internet, however, the transition to IPv6 is steadily underway. IPv4 32-bit addresses, due to the growth of
the Internet, have become a scarce and valuable commodity. The differences between IPv6 and IPv4 are in five major areas: addressing and
routing, security, network address translation, administrative workload, and support for mobile devices. One of the main differences in IPv6, is
in the number of addresses available for networked devices. For example, each mobile phone or other kind of electronic device can have its own
IPv6 address. The most visible change in IPv6 is that addresses balloon from 32-bits to 128-bits, example: 3ffe:1901:4745:3:208:f8ef:fa21:67df.
IPv4 addresses have 32 bits in them and so allow a maximum of four billion addresses, while IPv6 addresses have 128 bits. With such a huge
address space, ISPs will have sufficient IP addresses to allocate enough addresses to every customer, so that every IP device/website has a
truly unique address. IPv6 and IPv4 will coexist on the Internet for quite a while. Currently some of the IPv6 Internet exists as tunnels over
the existing IPv4 Internet. Read more on IPv6.

All new VPSes will get 1 IPv6 address by default. All existing VPSes can be assigned IPv6 address on request.
The offer is valid for VPSes located in our Germany datacenter. We will announce extension of the offer for our North American datacenter