IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet protocol. Ideally, it’s something you’ll never have to know about! The short version is that the current generation – IPv4 – doesn’t allow as many devices on the Internet as the world needs, and the only solution is an upgrade. The upgrade involves a lot of work! But it’s important work, to keep the world online, and to keep your email and websites accessible from all over the world.
Simba Hosting has supported IPv6-access to email and DNS services for a couple of years. Today, we’re rolling this out to websites too, so that websites are also available over IPv6. Few Internet connections in the UK are yet IPv6-ready (and it’s almost non-existent for home Internet connections), but as it becomes increasingly available/common, your website will be ready.