How to Enable GeoIP

Using IP geolocation for your websites at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

GeoIP is a method to identify the geographic location of a computer or device through its IP address. GeoIP is supported in our Shared, WordPress, Cloud, and cPanel/WHM hosting plans.

How to Activate GeoIP

To enable GeoIP, all you have to do is add the following line to your .htaccess file:

GeoIPEnable On

Once added, you can verify if it's working by creating a PHP Info file and checking the PHP Variables section:

The phpinfo page showing the GeoIP variables


  • We update our GeoIP databases weekly, so you won't need to download them on your own 😉

How to Use It

You can find different uses for GeoIP, so we will cover one example: if you want to block access to your WordPress wp-login.php and xmlrpc.php files from countries other than Great Britain (UK), United States and India, add the following code to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (wp-login|xmlrpc).php$ - [F,L]

That's it! Now you know how to enable and use GeoIP on your website 😊

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