July 8th, 2003


Product Report: Spy-Server

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the SearchTools.com website, and it is designed to allow you to comment on the product and/or the reporting. For more information about the topic of search and tools visit SearchTools.com where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.


Product Information

Platform: Java servlet
Price: $150 for one web site, up to 200 pages, $495 one web site, unlimited pages

CD Search engine also available


  • Java engine, tested with many Java servers
  • Indexes HTML, text, Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word DOC/RTF
  • Local server file indexing, and robot crawler indexing
  • Can include and exclude file names, can use wildcards
  • Index scheduling and email reporting
  • Can send passwords for simple secure systems
  • Optional stopwords file
  • Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • 32 character sets supported
  • Boolean query processing (AND, OR, NOT, parentheses)
  • Can store word position for adjacent word searches
  • Wildcards allowed
  • Word stemming and synonyms
  • HTML results pages with match words (Microsoft IE 4+ only)
  • HTML templates for displaying results pages
  • GUI for basic configuration, config file for advanced.

Articles & Reviews

  • ZDNet review of Spy-CD : October, 2000
    A 5-star (out of 5) short review of the CD search engine, says it's easy to use and install.
  • Spy-CD entry WebAttack.com
    5 star rating.