What is the difference between GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 databases?

The differences between GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 are the level of accuracy, official support, price, and licensing rights. We incorporate additional data sources when generating the GeoIP2 database, so even when they’ve both updated the same day, the commercial GeoIP2 database is more accurate.

The GeoIP2 database is otherwise in the same format as the GeoLite2 database, and it uses the same integration methods. In that regard, the GeoIP2 databases are essentially drop-in replacements for the free GeoLite2 databases.