How to install GeoIP extension onto a server (host)

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Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:10 am


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,

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