December 12th, 2002

Product Report: HomePageSearchEngine

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Platform: Win32 (Windows 95, 98/Me/NT/2K), Unix: Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSDi BSD/OS, Sun SunOS (Solaris), HP HP-UX, IBM AIX, DEC OSF/1 (Digital UNIX, Compaq Tru64 UNIX) and SGI IRIX64.

Price: free (Light edition, no stored index); $99 for the Plus edition; $149 for the Pro edition (pages stored in search index). Discounts for noncommercial organizations and for 2 or more licenses.


  • Robot indexing spider can read pages and follow links on external sites (Pro version)
  • Script for automatic daily indexing
  • Options to control indexing of non-html comments and scripts.
  • Handles RTF, XML and WML pages.
  • On-the-fly searches take advantage of fast processors for small sites.
  • Can separate web sites as categories.
  • Query terms can include internal wildcard characters
  • Simple configuration using config file and HTML template
  • Displays results pages with matches highlighted
  • Can use HTML "template" page with SSI or PHP layout commands.
  • Up to 10 separate configuration sets
  • Basic languages: Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, (Latin) Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish.

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