How to Check if an IP Address is a Bot in PHP

Due to the nature of technology, we know that it’s constantly changing and evolving. However, there’s at least one piece of knowledge that remains consistent — every computer we interact with online has an IP address. Whether the IP address is an actual user or not, is another matter. The following process can give you an answer on the validity of an IP address by comparing it to a list of known high-probability bots/botnets.

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To begin, run this command to install the SDK:

composer require cloudmersive/cloudmersive_validate_api_client

Next, call the function by inputting the IP address into the following code:

Next, call the function by inputting the IP address into the following code:
<?php
require_once(__DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php');

The returned response will inform you if your IP address is valid or if it has been identified as a bot, botnet, or other non-user entity. You can retrieve your personal and reusable API key by registering for a free account on the Cloudmersive website.

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