➥ Ubuntu install PHP GeoIP

Install and use PHP's GeoIP extension if you can. On ubuntu 17.10.

sudo wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
sudo gunzip GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
sudo mkdir -v /usr/share/GeoIP
sudo mv -v GeoLiteCity.dat /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIPCity.dat

sudo apt-get install php-geoip


And here is how to use it with PHP7:

$ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
$country = geoip_country_name_by_name($ip);
echo 'The current user is located in: ' . $country;