When you start a new business in a domain that has existing competitors, the first question you get from potential leads or people browsing your pages is: what's the difference between X and your product? What are you doing better or what do you bring they don't already?
At Ipregistry, we believe that IP Geolocation services can do better, in terms of accuracy, price, features but also ease of use. This blog post is a first of a long series that aims to review in a fair manner the most popular API Geolocation services with Ipregistry. In this first article, we compare with Ipdata (ipdata.co), a well known solution.
Ipdata vs Ipregistry
|IPv4 and IPv6 support||Partial (can analyze a given IPv6 address but cannot discover the IPv6 address of a user).|
|Threat Data||600M entries.||620M entries.|
|Distinction between Tor relay nodes and exit nodes|
|Dashboard (usage monitoring, settings management)|
|Bulk Lookups||Support only 100 IP addresses per call.||Up to 256 IP addresses per call.|
|Average Response Time||64ms||24ms|
|Best Response Time||45ms||10ms|
|Output Format||JSON only.||JSON or XML.|
|Response Filtering||Static: only a small and predefined set of fields can be selected.||Custom: you can filter to get exactly what you need.|
|Country Flags||PNG only (low resolution 30x20 pixels).||SVG and PNG files you can hotlink (4 different flavors).|
|Client Libraries||No caching or bots exclusion support.||Yes, with caching support and bots exclusion.|
|Throttling / Rate limiting||Per client IP (daily time window) on Premium plans only.||Per API key or Per Client IP (hourly time window).|
|Multiple API keys|
|Usage Reports by Email|
|Country Borders and Population|
|Company Name and Domain||Company Name only.|
|IP address Type (business, education, hosting, isp)|
|Pricing Model||Subscription based|
Plans starting from $10.
Recharge starting from $5.
At least 4 reasons to prefer Ipregistry over Ipdata
Quick Response Time
Page speed and request response time have a direct impact on your users' experience and your sells. The Ipregistry API is on average twice faster than Ipdata. Our infrastructure handles most operations in-memory with several nodes deployed around the World using a first-class infrastructure. You get responses faster than Ipdata but also more data points.
Starts enhancing your user experience and get more sells right now!
A Dashboard to advanced options
In contrary to Ipregistry, Ipdata.co provides a limited dashboard. Most actions will require email interactions and to wait hours to change basic settings on your account. With Ipregistry you have access to a complete and easy to use dashboard that allows monitoring your usage, creating new API keys, editing settings and more. We know your time is precious. Ipregistry saves your time!
More Data Points
Ipregistry returns up to 65 data points, and this keeps improving. Do you need to identify the company and domain for whoever is browsing your pages? You want to find out the carrier name, mobile country code, and mobile network code details? Ipregistry provides all this information and you can even find out if an IP address belongs to a consumer, business, education or hosting provider.
Inexpensive but Fast and Reliable
Ipdata requires to subscribe to a monthly plan. You will pay a high fee even if your usage is low and varies over days. With Ipregistry you pay only for what you use. Every feature is included with no additional charges. Payment methods include Credit Cards, Paypal and Cryptocurrencies!
Ipregistry data is updated continuously from multiple sources. We analyze and correlate TB of data every days to make sure you get the most accurate information.
We also provide Enterprise solutions. Ipregistry can adapt to your needs and requirements so that our service fits what you want — we make the box fit around you, not the opposite!