Test the Web Services

You can get a sense of the data that is returned in our GeoIP2 City Plus web service with the free demo located on our main website. In order to test the GeoIP2 web services you will need to purchase service credit or be approved for a free trial. You can buy service credit or request a free trial of GeoIP2 web services on our main website. Alternatively, you can test the web services using GeoLite2, which has the same integration methods. Learn more about upgrading to GeoIP2 from GeoLite2.

Watch a short video explaining the testing methods available for the GeoIP2 web services.

You can test the GeoIP2 web services using manual testing methods, which can be done right away to give you a sense of the data that the web service will return, or through a full integration of the web service, which requires more developer time and effort.

Manual testing methods

You can do a quick test of the GeoIP2 web services manually by looking up IP addresses through your account portal.

Watch a short video explaining how to use the IP lookup tools in the account portal to do manual testing of the GeoIP2 web services.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use the IP lookup tools in the account portal, read our article on looking up IPs with GeoIP2 web services.

Integration testing

You can do a full test of the GeoIP2 web services by integrating using one of our client APIs, or our REST API. Read a quick-start technical integration guide on our developer's site.

Watch a short video about our developer’s resources for integrating the GeoIP2 web services.

Our API documentation includes comprehensive instructions with code examples. Your account ID number and license key, available through the account portal [direct link, login required], would be used to authenticate API requests. Learn more about license keys.

Our APIs handle sending a request and receiving back the response. Implementing the data we return in the query response would then be handled in your own custom integration code.

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