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geo ip address and php

Discussion in 'PHP' started by mortpig, Jun 6, 2004.

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    hi i want to be able to check via php whether a visitor is based in the USA or not, does anybody have any good resources i could look into ?
    SEMrush
     
    mortpig, Jun 6, 2004 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    Do you have a geotargetting database yet?
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 6, 2004 IP
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    do u need one ?

    i was hoping all it was built into php.

    So u need to cross-reference the ip adress against a database of where that ip exists ?

    this cant be done in realtime at all ?
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    It can be done in realtime, but it does require a large database.
     
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    how does one get their hands on a database ?
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    They usually can be found for sale. Search Google for one, and I bet you get a ton of AdSense ads for them.
     
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    #7
    I use a free database from http://ip-to-country.webhosting.info/
    It is large but if you're only interested in the USA then you could delete all the non usa records and then just find out if the record exists or not.

    quick and easy.

    it does require regular updates but isn't onerous.

    Sarah
     
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    www.ip2nation.com
     
    vinyl, Jun 7, 2004 IP
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    the ip2nation DB isn't very good, IMHO....
     
    nlopes, Jun 8, 2004 IP
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    you say that based on what? i am also from europe, and site where i am using it is targetting europian countres and i never saw any problems... but that doesnt mean that there might be some. id really like to hear more from you... do you use the latest db?
     
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    I've never used such DB :) I've just take a look into it!!

    As it doesn't use delimeters for IPs, it is more likely to generate false positives.

    But if you want I may set an url with both DBs to let people test and report here the differences :)
     
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    no, i dont want to bother you with practical tests...:)
     
    vinyl, Jun 8, 2004 IP
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    great links guys, i was looking for that :)
     
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    Maxmind has great free databases for this. They also have code examples in PHP and several other programming languages. I personally prefer their paid webservices because they are always up to date and more accurate (Look at the url in my sig for an example). For your purposes the free database should be good enough.
     
    mvl, Feb 3, 2008 IP