How to install GeoIP extension onto a server (host)




I have recently moved my website to a new host (shared hosting account). My website had some custom made plugins from a developer I am no longer in contact with. I remember an extension called GeoIP was installed on the previous server for the plugins to work. I know that the GeoIP extension is from Maxmind. And had the following file path /usr/share/GeoIP

Since moving to the new host, it seems like my website is trying to find GeoIp via this file path, but fails to do so.

The problem is, I have no idea how this extension was installed in the first place. I want GeoIP on my new host. I am new to coding and still trying to learn. Can you point me in the right direction, please : ) ?

Basically I want to know the following:

1. How is a GeoIP extension installed, in very simple terms? Is this something I can do? Or is this something only the new server host can do?

2. What is the file path /usr/share/GeoIP? I do not see this in the public html folder on the server (where my wordpress website is stored)? I have no idea where that file path is.

Any help is much appreciated.

Kind regards,

  1. To install the GeoIP extension, you can either contact your hosting provider and ask them to install it for you or check if you have administrative access to your hosting account to install it yourself using a control panel or manual installation.
  2. The file path /usr/share/GeoIP is a common location for storing the GeoIP database files, but its exact location may vary depending on the server configuration. It is typically located outside the public HTML folder for security reasons. Consult your hosting provider or server administrator to determine the precise location and configuration details.