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simple country lookup script using the www.hostip.info database
30.06.2009


here's an easy function to look up the country of a website visitor (ip adress) using the free database from www.hostip.info.

function haxGetCountryByIp(){

$connect=mysql_connect("localhost","root","");

$ip=explode(".",$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']);

$ip1=$ip[0];
$ip2=$ip[1];
$ip3=$ip[2];
$ip4=$ip[3];

$qry="SELECT `name` FROM `countries`, ip4_".$ip1." WHERE `b`='".$ip2."' AND `c`='".$ip3."' AND countries.id=ip4_".$ip1.".country"; $get=mysql_db_query("NAMEOFYOURHOSTIPINFODATABASE","$qry",$connect);

list($country)=mysql_fetch_row($get);
if($country) { return $country; }
else { return false; }

}

$country=haxGetCountryByIp();
echo $country;
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