What Is An IP?
Internet Protocol (IP) is a unique identification number that is assigned to every device connected to a network (internet). This number allows data packets from one end of the network to the other to be identified, regardless of whether they are mobile, stationary, or virtual. It also helps you access websites, send emails, and communicate with each other online.
What Is An API?
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that enable communication between two systems or applications. They allow easy integration between different types of systems and platforms. Thanks to them you can use the functionality of another system without having to build it yourself. In this case we are going to use geolocation APIs which allow you to know where your visitors come from and how they behave on our website in order to improve their user experience.
What Is The Best API For Getting The Country From An IP?
There are many options on the market so you have to be careful when picking one. After trying a few out, I recommend using IP Location API which is one of the most reliable options available and works in almost every programming language you could need for your project.
This tool collects information about an IP’s location and returns it in a JSON format so it’s really easy to integrate with your programming language of choice such as Python or Java. There are many reasons why I consider it the best for this purpose but I’ll highlight three main ones: 1-It has an incredible accuracy rate of more than 95%. This means that you will get accurate information about your visitors’ location almost all the time; 2-It supports three endpoint types: Reveal IP: This endpoint type allows you to obtain information about an IP address – country information
With this API you will be able to check where your visitors are from by checking their IP. Also, you can query locations based on your stored IP’s and even by domain URLs.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Know IP or Domain Location API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.