Detecting Country of Website Visitor

We have added GeoIP technology to the main web service which allows us to add this functionality to websites on request.

The GeoIP technology allows you to use Server Variables to detect the country your visitor is located in.This allows website authors to tailor content for specific visitors based on the country they are located in. For example, if targeting Chinese visitors a landing page could be created welcoming visitors in Mandarin and specifying links useful to Chinese visitors trying to make a decision on whether to come to this University.

An example in PHP follows:


echo “Hello you are based in the UK”;



You should contact webmaster [@] qub . ac . uk to have this functionality enabled on your website if you wish to use it.

QUB Web Stats Service Updated

We have now updated the Web Statistics service to AWStats version 7.0 which should give better results for mobile browser and operating systems. We have also improved the graphs in the Standard Interface which should make them a little easier to look at. This includes a world map showing the countries of visitors.

Also on the Standard Interface we have extra links in the ‘Hosts’ section under the column ‘Follow Me’. Clicking on the ‘Zoom’ link will show a visitor’s path through the website – if this information is available for the chosen visitor.