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MaxMind Databases

Database types

Our module uses GeoIP2 City database provided by MaxMind company. There are free and paid versions of geoip database available.

Both database versions provide the same address information:

  • Country
  • Region
  • City
  • Postal Code

The only difference is that the paid version is far more accurate and bigger than the free one.

How to download the database?

  1. Sign up for a MaxMind account (no purchase required)
  2. Set your password and create a license key
  3. Enter your license key in GeoIP configuration and press “Download Database” button.

    If you don’t want to use automatic downloader for some reason, you can download the archive manually from the GeoIP download page, unpack it, and copy *.mmdb file to the /var/swissup/geoip directory. Then rename the database file into maxmind.mmdb.

  4. After download is completed you’ll see the date of last update below “Download Database” button.
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