Support » Plugin: Geolocation IP Detection » Self-hosted IP Geo-location API Server, possible?

  • Resolved marcusasiabc


    Hello there,

    There are some vendors offering IP Geo-location lookup service for developers to access the clients’ locations by their IPs e.g. When is called, it return a JSON, it’s really handy.

    However, I’m concerned about the data protection and security of the external providers. So, I’m thinking to use this plugin as if a private API service which is limited to the access from specific websites, and return a json of client’s Geo IP via HTTP request.

    Does anybody have any idea to make it possible?

    Any comment welcome. Thank you.

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  • Plugin Author Benjamin Pick


    The best alternative is to use offline lookup, i.e. database files such as the Maxmind City.
    You could use this plugin to write such an server, yes.

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