Sphider Pro

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Sphider Pro is a PHP search engine based on the scripts of original Sphider by Ando Saabas. We have made a large number of additions to the original scripts to make Sphider Pro a light weight dynamic, simple install package. We have worked with a UK Web Hosting Company to make sure that this version of Sphider can and will work on shared web hosting packages. They will even install it for you! Webreger.com Support is avaliable via our forum 24/7. Help is always on hand. Sphider Pro comes with very little CSS styling and is ready for your to implement your style around our code scripts. This version has been tested with over two million keywords, 500,000 links, 15,000 domains & 27,000 images Please visit our website to see the current version, demo and a full brake down of features

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  • Summarization: Very disappointing. Statement of reasons: Announced to take over from Sphider-plus with big Tam-Tam and a lot of polemic, the Sphider Pro scripts are still very close to the original Sphider, which was released in 2009. As I already stated in another posting: . . . it seems they just added some old mods like 'Follow sitemap.xml' and 'Erase & Re-index' to the original Sphider. I've published all these mods in the original Sphider forum several years ago. Adding them to the original Sphider, now they call it Sphider Pro. Okay, in order to remain fair: they also implemented some ideas from Sphider-plus. . . . But in front of the original Sphider the most important improvements are missing: - No UTF 8 support. Thus, unable to search for queries in Cyrillic, Japanese, German and other languages. - Indexing of iframes is not supported. - Not indexing any kind of feeds. - No support for IDN URLs. - Uable to search with wildcards. - Suggesting to index PDFs, DOCs, etc, the regarding converter are not included. - Suggesting to contain several search modes, nothing of it is implemented. - Suggesting to index images, not working. - Multiple database support is not jet implemented, just separated permission for admin and user in one db. - Secondary sitemaps are not supported. As result, no links are found. Application hint: Useless to uncheck the regarding option in Admin settings. The scripts always follow the links in sitemap.xml. It is not that I want to debug the scripts, but please boys, it is not enough to set and unset the variable $follow_sitemap in your config file. You additionally need to use this variable in your script …/admin/spider.php By the way, also the well-known bugs of original Sphider, for example in category search, are still present. Regarding the documentation: Thank you for leaving 'Sphider-plus' as part of your poor documentation. Thus all users are well informed from whom you copied it. Because of my limited English knowledge, even my grammar errors remained! To all early adaptors: The release date of Sphider Pro version 3.1 is defined in the docs to Nov. 26, 2012. But having a look at the 'last modified' date of the scripts: Often their date and time is newer than November 26. Are they still debugging their first official release? In order to get always the latest debug version, it might become necessary to write a small batch job for a daily download. Perhaps in the next future the bugs in 'follow sitemap.xml' will become fixed? It is a great pity that I wasted my time with these scripts. I really was keen to learn from the scripts, which pretend to take over from Sphider-plus. But as in the past, I will be obliged to do it all by my selves. Tec

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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