Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How To Get country name, city name,Location from IP address

hostip.info provides Api's where if we pass the IP Address, it returns the Location details like Country Name, City Name , Lon and Lat etc.

We can use PHP to process the response from the api call and get the required data.

Some of the API provided by hostip.info are as follows,

http://api.hostip.info/country.php
US

http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=12.215.42.19
Country: UNITED STATES (US)
City: Sugar Grove, IL

http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=12.215.42.19&position=true
Country: UNITED STATES (US)
City: Sugar Grove, IL
Latitude: 41.7696
Longitude: -88.4588



Now I will show you how to use PHP to call and process similar Api's


http://api.hostip.info/?ip=12.215.42.19
[use the URL above for an example - XML too long to paste below]

Following is the PHP function,

function countryCityFromIP($ipAddr)
{

//get the XML result from hostip.info
$xml = file_get_contents("http://api.hostip.info/?ip=".$ipAddr);

//get the city name inside the node and
preg_match("@(\s)*(.*?)@si",$xml,$match);

//assing the city name to the array
$ipDetail->city=$match[2];

//get the country name inside the node and
preg_match("@(.*?)@si",$xml,$matches);

//assign the country name to the $ipDetail array
$ipDetail->country=$matches[1];

//get the country name inside the node and
preg_match("@(.*?)@si",$xml,$cc_match);
$ipDetail->countryCOde=$cc_match[1]; //assing the country code to array

//return the array containing city, country and country code
return $ipDetail;

}


We can call the above function as,

$IPDetail=countryCityFromIP('203.99.212.224');
print_r($IPDetail);

5 comments :

  1. Hello I want to know the country name thought ip with phpcode
    Because I want to filter the email by country wise on my inquiry form
    ---------------------------
    USA Mail to usa friends email
    Nepal mail to nepal friends email
    -----------------------------------

    Is that possible with php code if so please help me

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