The Internet is a vast place and it is of utmost importance to make sure that it has enough room. Many jobs depend on the Internet being big enough and if the Internet runs out of room, many jobs would be at risk and so would modern life. There are some ways companies can make sure the Internet always has more room for their expanding businesses. One way is by making sure they have enough Internet servers and another way is by making the switch over to the new Internet address system. Without doing both of these things, existing websites will be unable to expand and the potential for new websites could be halted.
Make sure there is enough server space to accommodate one’s site. Having enough web server space is highly important to a company. If they don’t have enough servers, then they won’t be able to handle higher volumes of users and visitors, which could create a lag on the website or even disable it temporarily. There is no lack of web servers available, so any web based company needs to make sure their server space has plenty of room to handle their site. Some companies use thousands of different servers to ensure that their website has enough space to accommodate all of its users. According to Wired.com, Google has almost 50,000 servers at its Lenoir, North Carolina data center and will continue to add to that number to make sure it has enough room for its users.
Companies need to make plans to switch over to IPv6. One of the big Internet scares recently was the Internet running out of IP addresses. IP address availability is crucial to both consumers who are accessing the Internet from a computer or phone and to Internet service providers and web based companies. If there aren’t enough IP addresses for all individuals and websites to have one, then the Internet has run out of room.
That issue has been resolved, though. In June 2012, IPv6 was launched which made sure that there is enough IP address to accommodate everyone. The available number of IP addresses went from approximately 4 billion to trillions. According to the World IPv6 Launch website, companies who have switched include Google, AT&T and Facebook. Not all companies have made the switch to IPv6 technology, though. Any large company who is continually adding websites to their business needs to make plans to switch over so they can be sure that there will be enough Internet room for their company. Companies who sell cell phones that have Internet access should also make plans to switch to IPv6—making the change may take time, but it will only ensure the potential for business growth.