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Geoip with Nginx for Magento on Ubuntu 22.04

This tutorial assumes you have magento and nginx installed

Install geoip module and database:

Update apt db

apt update


sudo apt-get install libgeoip1 libnginx-mod-http-geoip geoip-database -y

Update GeoIP databases:

cd /usr/share/GeoIP
mv GeoIP.dat GeoIP.dat.bak 
curl -O https://dl.miyuru.lk/geoip/maxmind/country/maxmind.dat.gz
gunzip maxmind.dat.gz 
mv maxmind.dat GeoIP.dat
curl -O https://dl.miyuru.lk/geoip/maxmind/city/maxmind.dat.gz 
mv GeoIPCity.dat GeoIPCity.dat.bak 
> if cannot stat 'GeoIPCity.dat': No such file or directory then ignore and continue
gunzip maxmind.dat.gz 
mv maxmind.dat GeoIPCity.dat 

Inside http block add following lines

vi /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

geoip_country /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat;
geoip_city /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIPCity.dat;

Also in http block add following

replace example and sub url with your own :

map $geoip_country_code $my_geo_servers {
default www.example.com/en/;
DE www.example.com/de/;
CH www.example.com/ch/;

at /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file or your virtualhost file add inside location / block following:

if ($http_cookie !~ "country=set") {
            add_header Set-Cookie "country=set;Max-Age=31536000";
            rewrite ^ $scheme://$my_geo_servers break;

PS! Cookie is needed to avoid redirect loop in magento

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