Building the Ultimate IP to Geolocation App
We are going to learn how to build an app that lets users find their current location by determining the IP address of their connection, as well as allowing users to look up locations based on IP addresses as well! Once we’re done with this tutorial, you’ll be able to launch your own highly-profitable, location-based app that uses an algorithm to make it easy and fast for anyone to find the information they need when they need it! Let’s begin!
Logging into my Digital Ocean account
I logged into my Digital Ocean account and clicked on the Create button. I then selected Droplets and chose the cheapest option. I named my droplet GeoApp and selected my region. I then clicked on the Create Droplet button. After a few minutes, my droplet was created and I was able to SSH into it.
Setting up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Assuming you have a server running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the first thing you need to do is update your system. You can do this by running the following commands:
Once your system is up-to-date, you can set up Nginx by running a few commands. First, update your local package database: Next, install Nginx from Ubuntu’s default repositories: Once that’s complete, you can start and enable it as a system service: This last command adds an entry for Nginx in the system’s list of active services. Now we just need to configure it. Run these two commands which will delete everything in /etc/Nginx/sites-enabled and create a default configuration file: The next step is to open the newly created /etc/Nginx/sites-available/default file for editing with your favorite text editor.
1) Download the NGINX package.
2) Unzip the package.
3) Run the install command.
4) Follow the prompts.
5) Start NGINX.
6) Test that NGINX is working.
7) Enjoy your new geolocation app!
Installing NodeJS v6.9.2
Installing NodeJS on your computer is a relatively straightforward process. You can download the appropriate installer for your operating system from the NodeJS website. Once you have downloaded the installer, double-click it to begin the installation process. Follow the prompts and click Finish when the installation is complete.
Installing MongoDB v3.4.5
- Download MongoDB from the MongoDB website.
- Extract the contents of the .tgz file you downloaded in step 1.
- Open a terminal and change into the directory that contains the extracted files from step 2.
- Type sudo mkdir -p /data/db to create the /data/db directory.
- Type sudo chown -R $USER /data/db to give your user read and write permissions to the /data/db directory.
- Type ./mongod –dbpath /data/db to start MongoDB. 7. Open another terminal and type ./mongo to connect to the MongoDB shell
Installing Python v2.7.12
Python is a powerful programming language that is widely used in many industries today. Python is easy to learn for beginners and has many modules and libraries that allow for robust programming. In this guide, we will be installing Python v2.7.12 on a Windows 10 machine.
Navigating the Terminal (Linux Command Line Interface (CLI))
Assuming you’re using a modern Linux distribution, you’ll have a terminal emulator included by default. GNOME users will find their terminal emulator under Applications > System Tools > Terminal. KDE users will find Konsole under Applications > System Settings > Advanced Tab > Terminal Emulator.
Once you have your terminal open, you’ll be presented with a command prompt. This is where you can type commands to tell the computer what to do.
Most of the time, you’ll want to use what’s called an absolute path when specifying files and directories. An absolute path always starts with the root directory, which is represented by a slash (/). For example, /home/username/Documents/myfile.txt is an absolute path.
Performing an Update on our System
An IP to geolocation app is a great tool for finding out where in the world an IP address is located. By performing regular updates, we can keep our system accurate and up-to-date. Plus, by updating our system, we can add new features and improve existing ones. Here’s how to update your system
Starting MongoDB with its Default Installations
MongoDB is an open source document-oriented database system. It is classified as a NoSQL database because it does not use the traditional table-based relational database structure. MongoDB is written in C++.
Creating a New Database
When you’re ready to start building your app, the first step is creating a new database. To do this, you’ll need to choose a name for your database and set up a few initial tables. You can use any text editor to create your database, but we recommend using SQLiteStudio.
Importing our Data into our Database
First, we need to get our data into our database. We’ll be using the MaxMind GeoLite2 Country database. You can download it here. Once you have the CSV file, we need to import it into our database. I’m using MySQL, so I’ll use the LOAD DATA INFILE command.
Getting Data from MYSQL into our MongoDB Database (The easy way!)
We’re going to use PHP to get data from a MySQL database and store it in MongoDB. The first thing we need to do is connect to our MySQL database. We’ll do this using the mysqli_connect() function. Once we’re connected, we’ll select the database we want to use with the mysqli_select_db() function.
How to get this Working in Windows (Troubleshooting Tips Included!)
The first step is to install the IP to Geolocation API. You can find it in the Windows Store or from the developer’s website. Once you have installed it, open the app and click on Create new account. Follow the instructions on how to create a new account. Once you have done that, you will be able to log in and use the app.
The Final Code for both NodeJs and Angular 2+ Projects
Welcome to my guide on how to build the ultimate IP to geolocation app! This guide will show you how to use both Node.js and Angular 2+ to create a fully functional application that can be used to look up the location of any IP address.