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I need to input my IP on cPanel's MySQLRemote list of authorized addresses, and it says is invalid.

When I go to http://whatismyipaddress.com/ or run ipconfig, it shows my IP address is as below:

2804:7f2:2280:940d:c5c:41e2:ca42:c2fb

When I try to input this value on cPanel (version 11.52.5), it says the IP is invalid. How can I see the IP in the 'old-fashion' way, like 177.42.34.222? Until yesterday I could see my IP this way.

I'm with Hostgator and it seems to support only IPv4 addresses.

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    You are using an IPv6 address.
    – Burgi
    May 3, 2016 at 17:44
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    You have been converted to ip-v6, the new standard. Be happy, that is good.
    – Aganju
    May 3, 2016 at 17:44
  • Well, this can be good, but i need to input my iP on CPanel's MySQLRemote list of authorized address, and it says is invalid. So what i do now ?
    – delphirules
    May 3, 2016 at 17:46
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    What version of CPanel? You may need to speak to your ISP about renting a static IPv4 address for your home internet connection.
    – Burgi
    May 3, 2016 at 17:48
  • I don't know the version, it's Hostgator ; It seems to support only Ipv4 addresses.
    – delphirules
    May 3, 2016 at 17:50

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The address you have mentioned is an IPv6 address. It was introduced as a solution to the rapidly dwindling supply of IPv4 address. It has the potential to allow for 3.4×10^38 (that is 34 followed by 38 zeros!) unique device addresses.

You may need to speak to your ISP about renting a static IPv4 address to your home internet connection.

Adoption of IPv6 has been slow but most modern web facing applications allow for the use of the new addresses in their configuration. As @Ramhound mentioned MySQL definitely does support it. According to my own research CPanel also supports IPv6 but you may have to manually enable it first. It is possible that this has been disabled by Hostgator for some reason, a quick chat with them might resolve this without you having to spend more money on an IPv4 address.

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Its IPv6, the new version of IPv4, what you're looking for is your IPv4 address.

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