What is IPv6?

IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6. This next version is the successor to the previous version, IPv4, which has been in operation for more than 15 years. Currently, the amount of IP addresses we have are running short as the world of technology expands exponentially. IPv4 allows for around 50 billion unique IP addresses, and with devices and machines outnumbering the human population, this number is being quickly reached. IPv6 is the solution for this issue. As IPv6 begins to take place, it will increase the amount of usable IP address from around 50 billion to 500+trillion. Slowly but surely, sites are switching over to IPv6 as the world begins to grow. People who has devices that do not work on the same protocol might not be able to see sites that run on the IPv6 protocol, so while the transition slowly moves along business are hosting sites with both IPv4 and IPv6, to mix both and make it as visible as possible to potential customers. Sites like EpicUp offer these mixed bandwidth options for those ready to take on the new wave.