Want to add a search engine to your Web site but don't know how? Well, today's your lucky day! In this tutorial, find out how to obtain, install and use the popular ht://Dig indexing engine to add powerful, effective search capabilities to your site with minimal time and fuss.
And that's about it for this article. Over the last few pages, I introduced you to the ht://Dig indexing system, explaining its important features and guiding you through the process of compiling and installing it on your Linux box. With the tools installed, I then showed you how to configure it for your specific site hosting needs, and how to actually begin indexing a Web site.
With the index created, I then moved on to a discussion of the front-end interface, explaining how to build a search form to capture user queries, and pass those queries on to the ht://Dig search utility through CGI. I also demonstrated the process of altering both the search form and the search results page to blend in with the design and aesthetics of your own site design. Finally, I showed you how you could use ht://Dig to index a content-heavy database-driven site, as opposed to the standard static pages used in previous examples.
However, everything I've discussed in this article is only the tip of the iceberg - ht://Dig can handle more than just the common scenarios discussed in this article, and if you're serious about using it on your Web site, you should also take a look at the following links: