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Are IPv6 addresses supported?
For the moment, IPv6 addresses are not supported with our hostings.
This feature will be implemented shortly.
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The IP (Internet Protocol) address is the identifier that is used to route the data packets to a connected device. Or, to simplify, it's "the equivalent of your postal address in the physical world." Just as only one mailbox can receive mail from a family or a business, a unique IP address can enable multiple devices to connect.
Because of its design, the current system, IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4), offers "only" 4.3 billion IP addresses. IPv4 is not yet dead, however: about a third of the IP addresses have been assigned to organizations that do not use them and could redistribute them to others. But this would only postpone the inevitable, namely the transition to Internet Protocol version 6.
In addition to a theoretically almost infinite reservoir of IP addresses (340 sextillion, or a number with 39 digits!), The new IPv6 protocol, discussed for some twenty years by the operators themselves, was designed for mobility. A smartphone traveling through Europe can for example keep the same login ID during its entire journey.
Infomaniak is ready for the transition but the major Internet service providers appear to be very late. Yet, the more critical the IP address shortage becomes, the more costly and complex the migration of infrastructures may be. Why this reluctance? It's the problem of the chicken and the egg. ISPs will not switch to IPv6 as long as there is no demand from content providers or their customers, and vice versa.