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Product Report: SiteFerret

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Product Information: Lite version or Pro version

Platform: Windows Servers
Price: Lite, up to 300 documents, $31.50 (£21), Pro, several thousand documents: $249.50 (£170), Enterprise: $499.


  • Lite version does "real-time" search on local files, Pro uses MS Access to store the index, and Enterprise version uses SQL 2000.
  • Can run on shared servers, such as web server.
  • Browser administration and configuration
  • Specify directory and file type inclusion and exclusion
  • Define search zones
  • Query interface includes options for All Words, Any Words, Phrase and menu of site zones
  • Supports regular expressions in queries
  • Relevance ranking using term frequency.
  • Can display meta description or match words in context of page.
  • Search report list in order of popularity
  • Results page configuration using the browser admin control panel include colors, fonts, layout, tables and style sheets.



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