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Returns the detailed City information found in the GeoIP Database
GeoIP Functions
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(PECL geoip >= 0.2.0)

geoip_record_by_nameReturns the detailed City information found in the GeoIP Database


array geoip_record_by_name ( string $hostname )

The geoip_record_by_name() function will return the record information corresponding to a hostname or an IP address.

This function is available for both GeoLite City Edition and commercial GeoIP City Edition. A warning will be issued if the proper database cannot be located.

The names of the different keys of the returning associative array are as follows:



The hostname or IP address whose record is to be looked-up.

Return Values

Returns the associative array on success, or FALSE if the address cannot be found in the database.


Version Description
1.0.4 Adding the continent_code with GeoIP Library 1.4.3 or newer only
1.0.3 Adding country_code3 and country_name


Example #1 A geoip_record_by_name() example

This will print the array containing the record of host

if (
$record) {

The above example will output:

    [continent_code] => NA
    [country_code] => US
    [country_code3] => USA
    [country_name] => United States
    [region] => CA
    [city] => Marina Del Rey
    [postal_code] => 
    [latitude] => 33.9776992798
    [longitude] => -118.435096741
    [dma_code] => 803
    [area_code] => 310

GeoIP Functions
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