jsonip.appspot.com Over Quota

It appears that jsonip.appspot.com is over quota. What alternatives do you have?

  • http://jsonip.com/
  • http://freegeoip.appspot.com/ – This one is currently over quota as well

Have another? Post it below!

Or, Write Your Own with PHP:


$ip = !empty($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'])?$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']:'';
$json = array();
$json['ip'] = $ip;

    //remove non standard characters if callback is set
    $callback = preg_replace('#[^a-zA-Z0-9\-\_]#','',$_GET['callback']);

    //if callback still exists after cleaning up non standard characters
    //then call that function with the IP data
    echo $callback.'('.json_encode($json).');'; 
    //else echo the IP data
    echo json_encode($json);


Note: It is important to put this on a FAST server otherwise your webpage might hang when loading, especially if you are using the a doc-ready syntax for javascript.

Have improvements? Post them below.

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2 Responses to jsonip.appspot.com Over Quota

  1. W says:

    Very true. Do you have an example of the best way to check the real remote address in php?

  2. adam says:

    Remember to double-check that $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’] honours X-forwarded-for headers or you’ll end up logging the wrong ip address for users behind proxies (including your own if you are using load-balancing reverse proxies)

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