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Search Engine for my site
Search Engine for my site

 1:27 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

I hope I am posting this in the proper place.

I am looking for a search engine solution for my site. I would like to have a directory of websites where people can find sites by category, but also I would like there to be a spider that goes out and indexes the information on those sites we have put in the directory. Does anyone know of a good solution?



 3:14 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Perlfect Search is the best site-search solution that I know of. It has an indexer (spider) that will build an index of all the files within specified directories. The search is fast and normally fairly effective.

It won't build a directory like you mentioned, however, and for that, I suspect you'll need separate software anyway. In fact, you may just want to find some script that allows you to set up a directory; many of these should include search engines of their own (although I doubt they work by spidering content; probably the search the database).


 3:24 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

You might want to consider Lucene. It's free, open source, and very powerful, but it requires a fair amount of knowledge to use effectively.

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