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

  • Resolved marcusasiabc

    (@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.
    extreme-ip-lookup.com When extreme-ip-lookup.com/json/ 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

    (@benjaminpick)

    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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