Global shortage of IPv4 IP addresses

06 jul 2022
By System
It has long been known that IPv4 has been depleted, and non-profit organizations that give out blocks have been left with nothing. The last block was given away in 2019 by RIPE, while the first signal of IPv4 scarcity came back in 1991 or even earlier. Against this backdrop, IPv4 prices are getting higher and higher every year.

The average person can ask a logical question: - What are we talking about, and what is IPv4?

Explaining in understandable human language let's imagine that there is some mobile operator, which has some reserve of combinations of numbers (phones), this reserve is limited and can not consist of more than 9 numbers, so there may not be enough numbers for all.

With IPv4 it is almost the same, there are certain rules and limitations, because of which the number of combinations of IP addresses consists of about 4.3 billion, and if we think about the population of the planet which is close to 8 billion, and gadgets, sites, servers, Internet users, etc., even more.

Specifying the restrictions, each IP address must consist of only 4 parts, separated by a dot, and each part must consist of digits only, but no more than three digits in each part, thus creating a global shortage of IP addresses, version IPv4 which physically "not enough for all.

Unfortunately in 1970, the people who designed the Internet assumed that the given stock of IP addresses is enough, but they were very wrong.

Any sane person would ask a logical question, but what actions have been taken to resolve the problem? That's right, in 2012, the World IP Addresses IPv6 was issued, which will cover the stock of IP addresses for the next decades.

The difference from IP addresses IPv4 that has the usual format 11.22.33.44, on the contrary IPv6 has the format 2001:41d0:1004:03c4:0000:0000:95c3:6300, this way the number of combinations is counted in billions.

This format of IP addresses may look like something frightening for a normal user, but for the common administrators it is not a problem at all, and to be more precise, who has ever remembered any combinations of IP addresses! Let's also remember about the global deficit of IPv4, but there are a lot of other advantages of the new version of IP addresses, and the list is endless.

How much the world is ready to completely transition to the new IPv6 format?

The problem is the incompatibility of IPv4 and IPv6, for example, if a person who uses only IPv6 will visit a site, which uses only IPv4, then the site simply will not work. There is also the complexity of setting up a network, buying new equipment, and time to administering the new software, it all adds up to billions of dollars.

If we talk about the average Internet user, by and large, everything has been ready, operating systems, gadgets, routers - ready (you can check the compatibility of your gadget at the link: https://test-ipv6.com/). According to statistics from Google (https://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html?25%#tab=ipv6-adoption), IPv6 usage in 2022 reached 40% and this figure will only increase, IPv4 is no longer available, so the growth of IPv6 and the value of each IP address IPv4, - are inevitable.

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Selection of IP addresses and events in Eastern Europe

03 mar 2022
By System
Welcome dear customers and partners!

We are glad to announce that now every client who wants to order a VPS server can get acquainted with the list of IP addresses available to him and indicate it in the order.

In order for the IP address to be assigned to you, you must follow 2 important rules:

- the account must have the status "verified"
- the order must be paid within 30 minutes

We believe that this feature will be very useful for our customers, which almost no one provides.

Some clients ask about sanctions and events in Eastern Europe, of course, we are against any violence against civilians of any country. Our company is safe, the sanctions are targeted, we do not have politicians or oligarchs among our clients so that we apply any sanctions :)

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Happy new 2022 year from the team IPhoster OÜ

31 dec 2021
By System

Our team sincerely and sincerely congratulates all our partners and clients with the upcoming New Year 2022!

We wish you good health, an abundance of creative ideas, inspiration and prosperity. May your projects be stable, inexhaustible growth, and high uptime, may they bring you motivation, joy and success!

At this wonderful moment, we are pleased to announce good news, to give you more resources for your projects, any new or existing client can now get more RAM for the same money:

Tariff: Was (mb) = Now (mb)
VPS-XS: 768 = 1024 MB
VPS-S: 1024 = 1536 MB
VPS-M: 1536 = 2048 MB
VPS-L: 2048 = 3072 MB
VPS-XL: 3072 = 5120 MB
VPS-XXL: 4096 = 7168 MB

We try to provide quality services and make the most affordable prices.

New fare here: https://iphoster.net/tarifs?vid=vds

We would like to thank you for your trust in our team and a low bow to you, we promise that in the New Year we will try even harder and harder to work for you so that you feel maximum comfort, care and safety!

Best regards, IPhoster OÜ team
we wish you happy holidays!

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Updating and migration of ISPmanager 6, VMmanager 6

28 dec 2021
By System
Greetings to our dear partners, users and like-minded people!

Its no secret that ISPsystem will stop supporting and updating its ISPmanager 5 product in the last year. In this connection, some control panels such as ISPmanager for hosting have been updated to the 6th version. Users who use the services of a virtual server (VPS) - it was not enough with a simple update, since VMmanager 6 is a completely new product, we had to migrate VPS from the previous VMmanager 5 to a new platform, however, some functions became unavailable for a regular user (compared to 5 -th version) not provided by the developer, but they promise to implement everything in the future). Such functions as Connect your own ISO-image, now users can through their own bash script or through a support request, you can change the password for entering VMmanager in the Billing panel of the main site => My account => Settings => VMmanager 6 authorization data, except it remains an automatic daily backup system (snapshots) run time 4-9 am).

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End of support for ISPmanager 5

06 jun 2021
By System
ISPsystem is no longer supporting ISPmanager 5.
In this connection, unfortunately, from June 14, 2021, it will no longer be possible to renew existing licenses for this control panel. Therefore, in order for this control panel to work until the end of the year, it must be extended until the above date.

What happened?

ISPsystem presented a new licensing scheme with a limited number of domains for a certain type of license:
License type Lite - the limit is up to 10 domains, the price will be $10, Pro - the limit is up to 50 domains, the price is $15, Host - no limit, $20.

What are the ways to solve this problem?

First: until June 14, 2021, it is possible to renew existing licenses, which will work until December 31, 2021 (unfortunately, it will not be possible to change the ip licenses), that is, licenses can be extended until the end of the current year. For our part, we are ready to provide the maximum discount! Thus, this issue will be postponed for a while.

Second: It is possible to change the control panel, for example to DirectAdmin, where the price remains the same as now for ISPmanager, or even switch to the free control panel HestiaCP, BrainyCP, Fastpanel - we are ready to take over the transfer of all your projects.

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Expanding disk space for HOST- *

31 may 2021
By System
Dear partners, guests and like-minded people,

we are pleased to announce that after analyzing the hosting market and conducting an audit on the servers, we decided to increase the disk space limit for all new HOST- * tariff plans, old and new tariffs, comparison.

Tariff - old limit - new limit

HOST-S - 3072 MB - 5120 MB
HOST-M - 5120 MB - 7168 MB
HOST-L - 7168 MB - 10240 MB
HOST-XL - 10240 MB - 15360 MB
HOST-XXL - 15360 MB - 20480 MB

We remind you that we use Western Digital CL SN720 NVMe ultra-fast drives, our policy remains unchanged, we strive to provide high quality services at an affordable price.

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UPDATE: 22 mar 2021, 18:06: Fire in the OVH SBG3 data center

10 mar 2021
By System
Приветствуем уважаемые клиенты!

Сегодня ночью мы получили трагические известия с датацентра OVH SBG2 где случился пожар, где расположены наши сервера и сайты клиентов. С данной новостью можно ознакомится по ссылке: https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/une-centaine-de-pompiers-mobilises-sur-l-incendie-d-un-data-center-a-strasbourg-1615355179


Были затронуты следующие сервера: dasthr, reseller, kvmone, kvmsix, kvmfrq. Новости с датацетра таковы, что в ближайшие сутки не следует ждать восстановления работы датацентра и поэтому в данный момент мы работаем над восстановлением данных с резервного хранилища, мы просим соблюдать спокойствие и набраться терпения, мы делаем все возможное чтобы данные были восстановлены. Для сервера reseller мы не включали в тарифный план бэкап данных, так как будущие хостеры должны были позаботиться об этом самостоятельно.

Обновление информации с датацентра: http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=49484

UPDATE: 11 mar 2021, 09:27. Сервера для хостинга dasthr успешно был восстановлен из резервного хранилища. reseller, kvmone, kvmsix, kvmfrq - находились в SBG3, данные сервера не были повреждены от пожара, ждем действий по восстановлению доступа от датацентра.




UPDATE: 22 mar 2021, 18:06. На данный момент сервера reseller, kvmone, kvmsix, kvmfrq были включены сотрудниками датацентра для скачивание бэкапов. Для серверов kvmone, kvmsix, kvmfrq есть возможность полностью восстановить с сохранением всех настроек до 10 марта 2021 года. Так как некоторые сервера были созданы с нуля просим всех желающих создать запрос на восстановление VM.

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