Universal CDN is a leading content delivery network that offers a range of services designed to help websites and online applications distribute web content to users around the world in a fast, secure and easily scalable way. We constantly look to improve our services with new features and implementations such as Anycast routing, High-performance Edge servers, Cloud Storage, TLS, HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 support, Traffic analytics, AWS Support, Mpeg-DASH, RTMP ingest and HLS delivery.
We developed tools for transmuxing, transcoding, dvr capture, record to storage, and re-streaming, so you could adapt your Live Stream RTMP feed to all users and achieve the maximum viewer satisfaction and retention.
Introducing a key benefit of UCDN – IPv4 / IPv6 dual stack host support
IPv4 is the known as the current internet protocol standard and has been widely used for device, and network configuration settings. Enabling IPv6 on your web project can solve several problems associated with IPv4, including address exhaustion, network congestion, security, quality of service, and future-proofing.
As the infrastructure of the internet moves into a new era, a dual stack approach for your web project can ensure that you will not lose users with older devices and IPv4 only network settings, while future-proofing your project with the protocols of IPv6, soon to be implemented more and more due to better networking conditions, security and efficiency.
What are the main differences between IPv4 and IPv6?
|Limited address space (32 bit):
Only 4.3 billion unique addresses.
|Virtually unlimited address space (128 bit):
Provides approximately 340 undecillion unique addresses.
|Address format : Example
|Address format: Example 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
|Outdated built-in security features for ping testing, traceroutes and IP filtering.
|Built-in security features for encryption, authentication, spoofing, flow labeling and extension headers.
|Addresses can be statically configured, where each device on the network is manually assigned a unique address, or they can be dynamically assigned using DHCP.
|Addresses are typically assigned dynamically using the Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC) protocol, which allows devices to automatically configure themselves with a unique address based on the network prefix.
|Complex routing tables and configuration that can lead to network congestion and poor performance.
|More efficient routing tables, which reduces network congestion and improves network performance.
|Headers include fields for fragmentation, which is the process of breaking up large packets into smaller ones to allow them to be transmitted over networks with smaller maximum packet sizes.
|Fragmentation is only performed by the sending node, and routers do not perform fragmentation.
More efficient and streamlined for faster processing and improved network performance.
What is IPv4 / IPv6 dual stack host support?
This is a service supported by Universal CDN that allows websites and applications to be accessed using both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. This means that users with IPv4-only devices can access your website using IPv4, while users with IPv6-enabled devices can access it using IPv6. A dual stack network approach ensures that all users can access your website or application, regardless of their network environment.
What are the key benefits of using IPv4 / IPv6 dual stack with UCDN?
Universal CDN’s dual stack support helps to ensure that content is delivered over the most efficient protocol, based on the user’s network environment. This can help to improve network performance and reduce latency, resulting in faster load times and a better user experience.
By supporting both IPv4 and IPv6, Universal CDN enables websites and applications to reach a wider audience, including users with older devices that only support IPv4, and users with newer devices that support both protocols. This can help to increase the reach of your website or application, and attract more users.
Universal CDN’s dual stack support can help to enhance security by ensuring that content is delivered over the most secure protocol, based on the user’s network environment. IPv6 offers built-in encryption and authentication features, which can help to protect against attacks such as IP spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks.
As IPv6 adoption continues to grow, websites, applications and devices that support IPv6 will be well-positioned to take advantage of this growth. By enabling IPv4 / IPv6 dual stack, Universal CDN helps website owners future-proof their projects and ensure that they are ready to support the latest network protocols as they become more widely adopted.
Universal CDN’s dual stack support is easy to implement, free of additional charges, and can be configured with just a few simple steps. This means that website owners can quickly and easily enable support for both IPv4 and IPv6, without needing to make significant changes to their existing infrastructure or budget.
UCDN is an excellent choice for those looking to improve their website’s network infrastructure and move forward to the new era of the internet. If you already have an account with us, please visit our HELP Center to learn more on how to activate IPv6 support for your web project.
How to get started with Universal CDN (UCDN)?
Starting an account with UCDN is fast and easy. You can choose to register a Top-Up Account and pay as you go for traffic and storage with a free Welcome Bonus of 10 USD, or if you have a more complex requirement and experience with other CDN operators, you can request a CDN Package Quote that will include a free custom trial with no commitments.
Universal CDN is committed to helping you find the fastest, most cost-effective and efficient solution for the delivery of your web project and files to the World.