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  • Which plugin do I select for lookups in the GeoIP Order Blocking Addon module for WHMCS?

    No comments May 1st, 2014 1465

    Currently we support 3 different GeoIP lookup methods. Each method is described below, each method has different pros and cons and requirements.

    • Native – Uses the PHP GeoIP extension. Requires that you have the extension installed and fully configured
    • MaxMind – Uses the PHP Maxmind API. Nothing is required, but we recommend you keep the GeoIP.dat database up-to-date
    • GeoPlugin – Uses the GeoPlugin.net remote service. Requires that you have the PHP CURL extension and is limited to 120 lookups per minute

    We recommend using the MaxMind method as it requires no PHP extensions or configuration. However you will need to keep the GeoIP.dat database in the addon’s data directory up-to-date. They usually update once a month around the beginning of each month. The MaxMind method is slightly more resource intensive in than the other 2 methods in our tests, but we find it easier as it requires nothing configured or installed with PHP. The GeoPlugin.net service would be our next recommendation, however it does “slightly” slow the final checkout as it uses a remote service to do the GeoIP lookup. The native method would be our last recommendation as it requires the GeoIP extension which in our research is not commonly installed.

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  • GeoIP Order Blocking Addon Module changelog & release details

    No comments May 1st, 2014 1255

    Version 1.1.5 – Released 07.14.2015

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    Full support for WHMCS 6.0
    Updated geoip.dat to July 1st, 2015
    Support for IPv6 through GeoPlugin.net and the Maxmind API
    Added geoipv6.dat (July 1st, 2015)

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  • What are the licensing terms for the GeoIP Order Blocking addon module for WHMCS?

    No comments May 1st, 2014 1274

    This product is licensed as a one-time purchase. No monthly or annual fees apply to this product. The license is valid for use on one WHMCS installation only. If you move your WHMCS installation to a new IP address, change the path of the WHMCS installation or change the domain name that your WHMCS installation is running under your license will need to be re-issued so that it may activate under the new location.

    If you have any questions about the licensing of this product, please contact our sales team!

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  • What are the requirements for the GeoIP Order Blocking addon module?

    No comments May 1st, 2014 1266

    The requirements are listed below. The module may work under different conditions, but has only been tested by our developers in these scenarios.

    System Requirements

    • PHP 5.4 or higher
    • WHMCS 6.x (5.x branch is not supported)
    • OpenSSL v1.0.1 or higher (for TLS 1.1 and higher support)

    PHP Extension Requirements

    • cURL v7.34.0 or higher (for TLS 1.1 and higher support)
    • GeoIP (optional)

    Lookup Plugin(s) Requirements

    • Native GeoIP lookups requires the GeoIP PHP extension as well as the Maxmind databases
    • Maxmind GeoIP lookups requires only the GeoIP.dat database in the “data” directory of the addon module
    • Geoplugin GeoIP lookups requires CURL support

    Compatibility Test Script

    We offer a PHP script that will quickly and easily check your PHP and WHMCS installation for compatibility, the tool can be downloaded here – https://billing.aspnix.com/dl.php?type=d&id=115

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