Customisable Search Engine Streamlines Web Site And Application Development.
A specialist British developer is offering web site designers and application programmers a sophisticated on-site search engine that can be customised to individual sites.
FindinSite is an ASP.NET application and web service for MS-hosted web sites including shared hosts and intranets. It is easily customised to the look and feel of the host web site and keeps up to date by regular indexing.
It provides a fully featured search engine out of the box, with support for most file formats, and a user interface for 11 languages. It also offers advanced features, such as field and subset searches.
FindinSite is the result of six years' experience in search engine technology. Chris Cant, director of its developer, PHD Computer Consultants (PHDCC), says, "FindinSite can highlight search text if required, and the most powerful of the three versions can search an unlimited number of files.
It enables the search facility to appear as an integral part of the web site, and gives the web site owner the control that is not available with off site search engines, which may take two weeks to re-index a site."
Comprehensive indexing ensures that FindinSite will find all the information on a site. But this is just the start, according to PHDCC. FindinSite uses word stemming and spelling correction to make sure that typical queries find as many useful search hits as possible.
FindinSite runs in IIS 6 in Windows Server 2003 and can be tested in IIS 5 in XP Pro. A free development kit is available at www.phdcc.com/findinsite.
Based in Cumbria, England UK since 1994, PHD Computer Consultants Ltd (PHDCC) specialises in e media tools for CDs, DVDs and web sites, and e-publishing services. The company has a strong consultancy and custom programming background in software, hardware and system design for PCs and other platforms.
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