Most websites these days leverage the use of IP geolocation to accomplish various goals. It can be used to localize website contents or display the correct translations based on the web visitor’s geolocation. IP geolocation data can be retrieved from geolocation databases or web services just by using the web visitor’s IP address. Commonly used geolocation data includes the country, region, and city of the website visitor.
This tutorial demonstrates how to implement the IP geolocation service, using the service from IP2Location.io, into a website built with React. To accomplish this, you will need to install React, Node.js, Express, and IP2Location.io modules. Below are the brief descriptions of each component.