Search Engines!

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by o0_Enigma_0o, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. o0_Enigma_0o

    o0_Enigma_0o OSNN Junior Addict

    Hi guys

    Thanks for looking...

    I want to make search engine... is there any "free" software that will use PHP etc to make it work on a webiste?

    I have basic knowlege of PHP and SQL etc etc but I really want a search engine..

    Im not trying to become the next google.. or yahoo.. but I would like it to search the entire web.
    is it possible or am i just stupid?

    Cheers Guys

  2. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

    Vernon, CT
    why would you want to do this? just curious
  3. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

    Sammamish, WA
    Check out HotScrips' PHP search engines section. You'll have to sift through some crap but there are some true gems on that site. You might have a problem finding a true web search engine (most are designed solely for the website the script is used on) simply because running a spider to scan the web requires a huge amount of bandwidth and resources.
  4. o0_Enigma_0o

    o0_Enigma_0o OSNN Junior Addict

    Hi Guys,

    i answer to celticfan11, I was just looking into making a search engine that would run like google... just so i can learn how it works etc... I just like to play :)

    In reply to Weasel:
    Thanks mate, I will have a look at the scripts, i didnt know that it would require so much bandwitdh.

    On another note...

    Would it be possible to make a search engine that searches other website..

    idea one.. <-- like this...


    Idea 2...

    Searching for things like torrents...
    From my website user could search for a item... my website would check lets say 10 other websites and then return the user the results...?

    Thanks guys...

    PS. I dont use torrent's or download "free" software... i think its wrong.
    Its just the same sort of thing im trying to do :)