[thelist] PHP Search Engine

Pringle, Ron RPringle at aurora-il.org
Thu Mar 16 13:40:48 CST 2006

> Hey all -- any recommendations on a PHP search engine? Though 
> we have access
> to a MySQL 4.0 database, the site content itself is all HTML 
> pages (not
> stored in a DB unfortunately). We're running PHP 5 on a Linux box.
> It's very important that we can customize the look of the 
> output (we can't
> just send them to a Google page or use a premade 'theme').
> I checked out PHPDig and it seems to be the way I'm leaning 
> right now. I'd
> love to find something that's based in PHP5/OOP.
> thanks! 

> Andrew Kamm


I highly recommend the Zoom Search Engine by Wrensoft. You can integrate
it into the look and feel of your site using css, works with PHP as well
as a host of other environments, etc. and its very cheap.


I use it for the City of Aurora website (also for the search box on
every page):



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