| 7:57 am on Jun 2, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I recently added Zoomsearch from Wrensoft to a client's website and it works very well. I bought the professional edition for $99 and I am very pleased with it.
| 2:37 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the response!
| 5:55 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)|
It may be worth mentioning that Getwebsitesearch is a hosted solution, which costs at least $49 per month. Zoomsearch is a stand alone application that requires only a single payment of $99 and it will do all that Getwebsitesearch does.
| 8:49 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Another vote for Zoomsearch. Exactly what I needed, at the price of approx. 2-3 months of a hosted service. Besides, any hosted solution is bound to have downtime at some point, and they tend to be (much) slower. I use the PHP version of Zoomsearch while the index is manageable, and for convenience, but I can easily switch to the CGI version to improve performance when I begin to need it. And licenses are provided on a per-computer basis, so as long as you run the indexer on a single computer, you can deploy search on as many sites as you like. I've tried pretty much every other solution available, there's no better bang for your buck. I understand there's a new release coming soon, which will allow you to deploy the indexer on a Linux machine.
| 4:58 pm on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Come to think of it I don't know if a normal search engine would work. We're basically in a niche and the search engine is the main focus of the website. The search engine needs to find different stores or sub domains, instead of finding a certain file. Anyone have any thoughts on this or would it still work the same?
| 11:09 pm on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I've used phpdig in the past and as a free solution its not too bad
| 6:01 pm on Jun 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I can vouch for Fluid Dynamics, free and works well for medium sized sites.