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Can I have a Search Engine for my web site?
Posted by John McDonald, Last modified by John McDonald on 03 January 2009 09:25 PM

ht://Dig Website Search Engine is a website search tool that can be installed to your domain to search your website.

The ht://Dig system is a complete World Wide Web indexing and searching system for a domain or intranet.

It does not replace search engines, such as Lycos, or Google. Instead, it handles search needs within a particular website. ht://Dig Website Search Engine performs three major functions: digging, merging, and searching.

Digging: ht://Dig uses the term digging instead of harvesting or gathering. While digging, ht://Dig follows all hyperlinks it comes across. Each document is examined and any unique words in it are extracted and stored in the following two files, a list of all words and a database of all the URLs.

Merging: The data gathered in the digging process must be converted into information the search engine can use through an htmerge program. This merges data gathered from several databases with the new information gathered during the digging phase.

Searching: This stage uses the information found to search the domain(s). The information found in the searches of the domains is displayed as HTML.

To access ht://Dig, go to your Control Panel and click on your ht://Dig Search Engine icon. Clicking on the ht://Dig icon displays complete information.

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