How Can I Use IPv6 on My Server?

Can I use IPv6 on my server?

It is possible to use IPv6 on your Contabo server. On Contabo servers IPv6 is already preconfigured but on some servers IPv6 still needs to be activated.

How to connect to your server with IPv6?

For establishing a connection with your server at Contabo with IPv6 it is necessary that your ISP already provides IPv6 and that you are using IPv6 when browsing the Internet. 

For testing purposes as to whether or not you are using the IPv6 protocol already please try the following link:

With each server, you will get a /64 network, which contains 18 quintillions of IPv6 addresses, that you can use upon your own discretion without limitations. 

Of course, you will still get one IPv4 address with each server, which ensures that you can use all Contabo products, even if you are not yet participating in IPv6.

How to configure IPv6 on your server?

IPv6 is already preconfigured on your server and just has to be activated in some cases.

You can achieve this on Linux by connecting to your server via SSH, execute the command enable_ipv6 and restart your server.

If you use Windows log in via RDP, open the command prompt CMD, execute the command reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters" /v DisabledComponents /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00 /f and restart your server.

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