[resolved] 2 languages, 2 sites, how to GeoIP? (4 posts)

  1. jonathanmorgan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    We have a website: http://jonathanandsofia.com that we use for updating family and friends about our work in South Africa. We have readers in Sweden, so using Multisite, I've created http://sv.jonathanandsofia.com for our Swedish language content.

    My question is: how can I direct visitors from a Swedish IP automatically to sv.jonathanandsofia.com?

    Many thanks,

  2. It is possible to execute country-specific redirects. If you have GeoIP Apache API configured on your server, simply extrapolate the following:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^$ http://sv.jonathanandsofia.com [L]

    This method employs country codes (Sweden -- http://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/wwwstat/country-codes.txt -- in the example).

    Of course, you could also redirect based on country-specific TLD or even IP addresses.

  3. jonathanmorgan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your response!
    I actually ended up doing it using the Maxmind Geoip database instead.

  4. BoBoswell
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Could you give me a bit of info on how you ended up doing this with Maxmind? I'm trying to do this now and have hit a bit of a roadblock.

    Forgive my ignorance on this, but I have a redirect script that is actually working fine. I just need to know WHERE to put it so that visitors are redirected as soon as they hit my domain.

    Any info is appreciated.

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