A good cheapish search engine required

  badgermansix 08:17 30 Dec 2006

Is there a relatively good, simple to install, search engine that I could try and if it does what I want it to do, pay a small fee?

I have Apache installed, a web page and database.
My web page is not on line yet.

I have tried the Full Text search engine from phpfreaks, the free google engine and Matts free search engine, but being on the thickish side of normality, I cannot get them working.

What I want is to show a result of up to about thiry rows at a time.


  barryoneoff.co.uk 11:14 30 Dec 2006

much simpler than Google, so what was the problem. You only have to copy and paste the code into your site.

  Gaz 25 16:41 30 Dec 2006

The problem maybe his site isn't listed in the google database?

Submit your website to google first.

  badgermansix 17:09 30 Dec 2006

barryoneoff.co.uk, thank you.

I inserted my google API key in "search.php", and changed the "$site" to the following.

$site = "localhost/mydatabase"

localhost brings up my web page.

mydatabase is my database name in which I have one table with five fields which I would like to search.
When I go to "localhost" while off line, my web page, with the search box appears o.k, but when I enter something to search for I just get a white page.
I obviously need to change something or other but I cannot see what?

Gaz 25, no it is not listed :-( I did not want to put it online because it is mediocre at the moment, that is why I am using Apache, to get it working first?
What must I do please?

  Gaz 25 17:41 30 Dec 2006

click here

Good luck.

  Gaz 25 17:43 30 Dec 2006


Probably has some PHP search scripts. ;-)

  Gaz 25 17:44 30 Dec 2006

click here

There we go..

  Gaz 25 17:45 30 Dec 2006

And to be more direct: click here

  Gaz 25 17:46 30 Dec 2006
  swapper 19:09 30 Dec 2006

Gaz 25, thank you for the links.
So, am I correct in thinking that I cannot test the google search engine on my PC when offline?

  Gaz 25 19:59 30 Dec 2006

That would be correct yes.

You need to submit to google and wait for the site to be live before you can then search.

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