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01-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Found this script and it works for me for blocking access to website depending on country code. I have different shared hosting accounts on different hostingsprovider and on one of them this script gives a error in the server logs like:

"PHP Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; geoPlugin has a deprecated constructor in /home/.../geoplugin.class.php on line 29"

This PHP class is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
the code under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

However, the license header, copyright and author credits
must not be modified in any form and always be displayed.

This class is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

@author geoPlugin (gp_support@geoplugin.com)
@copyright Copyright geoPlugin (gp_support@geoplugin.com)
$version 1.01

This PHP class uses the PHP Webservice of http://www.geoplugin.com/ to geolocate IP addresses

Geographical location of the IP address (visitor) and locate currency (symbol, code and exchange rate) are returned.

See http://www.geoplugin.com/webservices/php for more specific details of this free service


class geoPlugin {

//the geoPlugin server
var $host = 'http://www.geoplugin.net/php.gp?ip={IP}&base_currency={CURRENCY}';

//the default base currency
var $currency = 'USD';

//initiate the geoPlugin vars
var $ip = null;
var $city = null;
var $region = null;
var $areaCode = null;
var $dmaCode = null;
var $countryCode = null;
var $countryName = null;
var $continentCode = null;
var $latitude = null;
var $longitude = null;
var $currencyCode = null;
var $currencySymbol = null;
var $currencyConverter = null;

function geoPlugin() {


function locate($ip = null) {

global $_SERVER;

if ( is_null( $ip ) ) {

$host = str_replace( '{IP}', $ip, $this->host );
$host = str_replace( '{CURRENCY}', $this->currency, $host );

$data = array();

$response = $this->fetch($host);

$data = unserialize($response);

//set the geoPlugin vars
$this->ip = $ip;
$this->city = $data['geoplugin_city'];
$this->region = $data['geoplugin_region'];
$this->areaCode = $data['geoplugin_areaCode'];
$this->dmaCode = $data['geoplugin_dmaCode'];
$this->countryCode = $data['geoplugin_countryCode'];
$this->countryName = $data['geoplugin_countryName'];
$this->continentCode = $data['geoplugin_continentCode'];
$this->latitude = $data['geoplugin_latitude'];
$this->longitude = $data['geoplugin_longitude'];
$this->currencyCode = $data['geoplugin_currencyCode'];
$this->currencySymbol = $data['geoplugin_currencySymbol'];
$this->currencyConverter = $data['geoplugin_currencyConverter'];


function fetch($host) {

if ( function_exists('curl_init') ) {

//use cURL to fetch data
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $host);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, 'geoPlugin PHP Class v1.0');
$response = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close ($ch);

} else if ( ini_get('allow_url_fopen') ) {

//fall back to fopen()
$response = file_get_contents($host, 'r');

} else {

trigger_error ('geoPlugin class Error: Cannot retrieve data. Either compile PHP with cURL support or enable allow_url_fopen in php.ini ', E_USER_ERROR);


return $response;

function convert($amount, $float=2, $symbol=true) {

//easily convert amounts to geolocated currency.
if ( !is_numeric($this->currencyConverter) || $this->currencyConverter == 0 ) {
trigger_error('geoPlugin class Notice: currencyConverter has no value.', E_USER_NOTICE);
return $amount;
if ( !is_numeric($amount) ) {
trigger_error ('geoPlugin class Warning: The amount passed to geoPlugin::convert is not numeric.', E_USER_WARNING);
return $amount;
if ( $symbol === true ) {
return $this->currencySymbol . round( ($amount * $this->currencyConverter), $float );
} else {
return round( ($amount * $this->currencyConverter), $float );

function nearby($radius=10, $limit=null) {

if ( !is_numeric($this->latitude) || !is_numeric($this->longitude) ) {
trigger_error ('geoPlugin class Warning: Incorrect latitude or longitude values.', E_USER_NOTICE);
return array( array() );

$host = "http://www.geoplugin.net/extras/nearby.gp?lat=" . $this->latitude . "&long=" . $this->longitude . "&radius={$radius}";

if ( is_numeric($limit) )
$host .= "&limit={$limit}";

return unserialize( $this->fetch($host) );




Is it possible to make the script run without this error message? I have contacted the script developer support but they give no answer. May someone here can help me? Thank you.

01-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Since the constructor method/function is empty (unless you altered the code when you posted it), you could just remove it. Otherwise, see the php.net documentation for what the constructor definition needs to be - http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.decon.php

01-18-2018, 02:17 AM
Thank you for your answer. I think i found that you meant:
function geoPlugin() {}