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ip2country: How to get Country code and Country name by IP Address in PHP

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ip2country: How to get Country code and Country name by IP Address in PHP

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We're going to use MaxMind's libraries

Download the following files and save them in a folder e.g. "geotest"
http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/api/php/geoip.inc
http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCountry/GeoIP.dat.gz  and uncompress it.

Create a file in the same folder called e.g. geo.php
<?php
include("geoip.inc");

$ip = empty($_REQUEST['ip']) ? '127.0.0.1' : $_REQUEST['ip'];

$gi = geoip_open("GeoIP.dat", GEOIP_STANDARD);
echo geoip_country_code_by_addr($gi, $ip);
geoip_close($gi);
?>
Usage: http://yoursite.com/geotest/geo.php?ip=PUT_YOUR_IP_HERE

I use ipchicken.com to get my IP address.

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