This module is a PHP module that enables the user to find the country, region, city, coordinates, zip code, ISP, domain name, timezone, connection speed, IDD code, area code, weather station code, weather station name, mobile, usage types, etc that any IP address or host name originates from.
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IP2Location (PHP Module)

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This PHP module provides fast lookup of country, region, city, latitude, longitude, ZIP code, time zone, ISP, domain name, connection speed, IDD code, area code, weather station code, weather station name, MNC, MCC, mobile brand, elevation, and usage type from IP address by using IP2Location database. This module uses a file based database available at

This module can be used in many types of projects such as:

  1. select the geographically closest mirror
  2. analyze your web server logs to determine the countries of your visitors
  3. credit card fraud detection
  4. software export controls
  5. display native language and currency
  6. prevent password sharing and abuse of service
  7. geotargeting in advertisement

Free IP2Location LITE and commerical databases are available for download.

Monthly update is available for both IP2Location LITE and commercial database.


  1. Support both IPv4 and IPv6 with ease. If you would like to enable IPv6 support, you just need to replace your BIN file with IPv6 version. That's it, and no code modification needed.
  2. Extensible. If you require different granularity of IP information, you can visit to download the relevant BIN file, and the information will made ready for you.
  3. Comprehensive Information. There are more than 13 types of information that you can retrieve from an IP address. Please visit for details.


To install this module, unzip the package and copy the following files to your web folder.

  • IP2Location.php
  • example.php

To test this installation, please browse example.php using web browser.


Below is the description of the functions available in this class

Function Name Descripton
Constructor Expect 2 input parameters:
  1. Full path of IP2Location BIN data file.
  2. File Open Mode
    • FILE_IO
For SHARED_MEMORY and MEMORY_CACHE, it will require your server to have sufficient memory to hold the BIN data, otherwise it will raise the errors during the object initialization.
getDate Return the database's compilation date as a string of the form 'YYYY-MM-DD'
getType Return the database's type, 1 to 24 respectively for DB1 to DB24. Please visit for details.
getModuleVersion Return the version of module
getDatabaseVersion Return the version of database
lookup Return the IP information in array. Below is the information returned:
  • ipNumber
  • ipVersion
  • ipAddress
  • countryCode
  • countryName
  • regionName
  • cityName
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • areaCode
  • iddCode
  • weatherStationCode
  • weatherStationName
  • mcc
  • mnc
  • mobileCarrierName
  • usageType
  • elevation
  • netSpeed
  • timeZone
  • zipCode
  • domainName
  • isp
You can visit IP2Location for the description of each field. Note: although the above names are not exactly matched with the names given in this link, but they are self-described.


This library requires IP2Location BIN data file to function. You may download the BIN data file at

An outdated BIN database was provided in the databases folder for your testing. You are recommended to visit the above links to download the latest BIN database.

IPv4 BIN vs IPv6 BIN

  • Use the IPv4 BIN file if you just need to query IPv4 addresses.
  • Use the IPv6 BIN file if you need to query BOTH IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.


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