Do you want to know which APIs can help you with global IP database? Then you should definitely use these ones.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a one-of-a-kind number that is assigned to each connected device. Every mobile phone, laptop, cable box, tablet, server, and hundreds of other computer network-connected devices have one. It, serves as the device’s identifying “street address,” allowing enterprises to know where the device is situated and route traffic to the nearest server for quicker connections and reduced latency.
The most extensively used version of IP today is Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), however owing to the limited amount of IPv4 addresses that may be assigned, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is fast gaining traction in the industry. An IP address performs two primary functions: identifying a host or network interface and addressing a specific location.
With this in mind, you can see that the global IP database is the place in which all of these IP addresses are located, which means that all the information of the world’s computers are in this place. To access it, it can be really useful to use an API, which is an interface that connects to the global IP database and then provides the information found to you.
There are a few APIs available online. However, you should be careful with which one you use, since a wrong choice can make you lose money and time. To help you, we’ve gathered the best three:
ipXapi is an incredible and powerful tool that helps with the geolocation and the identification of IP addresses. It is a free software that you can use to track website visitors and it is compatible with JSON, PHP, and Python.
It supports over 2 million unique locations in more than 200.000 worldwide cities. Because of its database and API, this website provides a high level of accuracy in IP data. It is linked to several well-known ISPs, who frequently provide information on new and current IP ranges. Because ipXapi is linked to numerous channels that provide real-time IP data, the API’s database is routinely updated, with up to 24 database changes per day.
IPWHOIS allows developers to screen out bot traffic and personalize information based on the location of the visitor. This API may also be used to do mass IP geolocation and other tasks. It also has a RESTful design and serves a single function. It accepts JSON responses as well as JSONP, URI Query String/CRUD requests.
Their database is nearly always up to date. Because of integration with several channels (RIPE, APNIC, ARIN, AFRINIC, and others), IP data is sent in real-time. It also has a real response delivery of up to 90 milliseconds in most parts of the world.
BigDataCloud provides a plethora of APIs such as time zone, nation information, geocoding, and IP geolocation. This IP Geolocation API delivers extensive information on the specified IPv4 IP address’s geographical location, ownership, and connectivity. It also offers an IP Geolocation service with a Confidence Area, which involves estimating the confidence of an area for certain geo.
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