Runtime Configuration

The behaviour of these functions is affected by settings in php.ini.

GeoIP Configure Options
Name Default Changeable Changelog
geoip.custom_directory "" PHP_INI_ALL

Here's a short explanation of the configuration directives.

geoip.custom_directory string

Empty by default, but can be set to force a different database path than the one compiled in the library.

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James
2 years ago
This page is unclear on exactly which MaxMind DB you need.

I found the answer here: http://h3x.no/2010/11/10/php-geoip-required-database-not-available-at-usrsharegeoipgeoip-dat

wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCountry/GeoIP.dat.gz

MaxMind may have changed their site recently to highlight a different format; if you look on http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/ it links to a mmdb format file now.
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sly_one at abv dot bg
5 months ago
For me, It was needed also GeoIPCity.dat and adding extension to php.ini "extension=geoip.so" at the end of [PHP] section.

So ..
$details = geoip_record_by_name($ip_addr);

var_dump($details);

Now It works! :)
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