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Linux.com: PhpDig Excels at Small Web Site Indexing

Dec 09, 2005, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colin Beckingham)

"Webmasters looking to provide search capabilities for their site would do well to try out PhpDig, a Web spider and search engine written in PHP with a MySQL backend. There are other open source search engines, all of which have their own advantages. PhpDig just happens to suit the needs of my Information Technology for Greenhouses and Horticulture site. Here's how I got it working.

"Webmasters with small sites know the problem of providing useful site search capabilities. Typically, visitors enter keywords in a search box and the search engine returns a ranked list of pages related to the query. This is a useful service--provided the visitor can tune the search and the results returned are reliable and relevant..."

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