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The SEARCH.PHP3 Program

Web site indexer and search engine

Search.php3 is a Web/Application using PHP3, Mysql and PHPLIB's Template. It indexes a web site by it's META tags.

Created February 23, 2000, as a learning experience for PHP3 and PHPLIB.

Stable: 0.1 - devel: ongoing - license: GPL


MySQL Version 6.4 or higher


Download search-0.1.tar.gz Search.php3 in tar.gz (UNIX) format.


Search.php3 is available under the terms of the GNU Public Licence

Installation Service

We offer a installation service. We will install Search.php3 for $100. Contact Us

On-line demo

Give Search.php a try, use the search box at the top-of-page to search our site.

HTML Preperation

Your HTML pages required META tags include:
<META NAME="Title" CONTENT="Your page title">
<META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="keyword1,keyword2,...">
<META NAME="Description" CONTENT="Your page description">
<META NAME="Rating" CONTENT="PageRating (i.g. General)">

The HTML code needed in your web page to execute Search.php3
<form action=http://yourDomain.TLD/search/search.php3>
Search: <input type=text name=searchSt size=35>

Loading the Search.php3 database

To load your pages into the Search.php3 database goto to the URL
Enter the HTML web page to be index
Enter URL: 

Installation Instructions

Unpack the gzip tar file where your pwd is your DocumentRoot
gzip -dc search-0.1.tar.gz | tar xvf -
Create your installation directory
mkdir search
Change directory to your installation directory
cd search

Configuring The Search.php3

edit search.php3 and change the following
Set WWW to what the Search.php3 database account name (i.g. "privateEye").
Set XXX to you point to your URL (i.g. "http://www.w3webmaster.com")
Set YYY to what you want to see as the result page title (i.g. "W3WebMaster.Com, LLC - Search Results").
Set ZZZ to what you want to see as the result page H1 title (i.g. "W3WebMaster.Com, LLC - Search").


  • Add feature which will rank the search results.
  • Search results title needs to be the URL's page title if
    the META tag <META NAME="TITLE"...> is missing.


Credit is acknowledge to the following for their contributions in making Search.php3 possible.

Minor Problems with initial release:

search.php3 - YourPAGETITLE

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