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I notice that sphider's search.php allows several inputs in addition to query (see the figure below) but I don't see any explanation of these in the sphider documentation. Could someone perhaps  explain or point me to an explanation of these? sphider options
Also, does anyone know where there might be a line by line explanation of the search.php code?

Thanks for any help.
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Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
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I can tell you from my direct experience that Sphider turned out to be too slow to be usable in anything but the very smallest of web sites.  If you have more than a handful of pages (and most data base driven sites have dozens, at least) it is not likely to be useful for you.  I have never seen a line-by-line explanation of the code.

Site search has sort of "been done" and Sphider is not the answer.  I have had success with Google, Atomz, Wrensoft. I recommend you try one of those.  Best of luck, ~Ray
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Thanks, Ray, for the comments.  Yes, I notice on the sphider site that about a third of the sites they list as using sphider don't use it anymore.  This tells me that, first, that people become dissatisfied with it and move later to something better.  Second, there's no one supporting the product or they'd prune the list of users to those that still use it.  I was already getting worried about support when no one was answering my questions (or anyone else's)  on their support forum.

I think I'll try the Zoom search engine from Wrensoft.  They seem to be on top of support and have tons of great testimonials.  It's $50 but It's worth it to get the support.

Thanks
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In my experience with the Zoom search engine, you won't need the support.  It is fast and works just the way you think it should.  Well worth the money!

Thanks for the points and good luck with your project, ~Ray
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Ray,

You were right.  Wrensoft's Zoom was a dream to work with, with an elegant, clean solution to my every need. I never had to contact them for support.  Everything just "clicked."  . It also turned out to be free, at least until I need to index more than 50 pages. Then it goes up to $49 to index up to 100 pages.  And then $99 to index up to 200,000 pages.

Thanks again for the tip.
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I spent the $99 and I don't miss a dime of it.  I am very satisfied with my purchase of Zoom.  The only time I had to call on them was when I got a new computer and managed to lose my serial number.  They found it for me and emailed it almost immediately.  Great folks to work with.  Glad it is working well for you, too!

All the best, ~Ray
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