Quick Start Tutorial:
This tutorial will show you how to add a search engine to your
website in four steps. This is a brief tour of how to use Search
Basically, there are four steps to make a search engine for your
1. Index the pages of your website,
2. Setup the of the search engine options,
3. Build and generate the search engine files,
4. Upload the search engine files to your Web server
The search engine for your website will now be ready to work.
Index your website:
Search Engine Composer supports two kinds of
indexing: online Indexing and Offline Local Computer Indexing.
Clicking on the "Index" window, in the "Index"
dialog, enter the website address, and click "Index Now!"
to get going. Search Engine Composer will
start scanning through all the pages in your website, listing
all indexed files in the main window.
By choosing the "Add additional websites to index"
option, you can index multiple websites or Web folders simultaneously,
thus getting a unique search portal for multiple websites.
Select the type of search engine scripts, and set up search engine
Search Engine Composer supports three kinds
for CD/DVD offline search or small website less than 500 pages.
ASP and PHP are suitable for large websites, but your website
need to support the corresponding scripts.
PHP search engine supports complete search reports, including
Top 50 Keyword Report, 50 Recently Performed Searches Report,
and Searches Activity Report.
search engine files.
Clicking on the"Build" button to make Search Engine
Composer generate search files for your website, and save the
generated search engine files to the specified directory.
After building, the software will generate the following files:
- search.html/php/asp - Search query
page. You can edit this file to customize the search box, or
you can copy the search box code to other Web page to add a
search box there.
- searchresult.html/php/asp - Search
result page. You can edit this file to customize the search
- searchfunc.js/php/asp - Search
function scripts. Do not modify this file.
- Search engine database file. Do not modify this file.
- searchindex.js/php/asp - Search
engine keyword database file. Do not modify this file.
The extension of the generated file name varies according to
the selected type of search engine scripts.
For a PHP search engine, if you have selected PHP Search Engine
Report, the software will generate two additional files:
- report.php - Search reports page
- search.log - Search log file
search engine files to your server.
Once the search engine files are generated, you can upload them
to your website via FTP. Alternatively, you can copy or move them
to a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or local Intranet server.
Search Engine Composer integrates an FTP client.
You may use this built-in FTP feature or your own FTP client software
to upload the files to your Web server.
To use the built-in FTP client, click the button .
Your website search engine is ready to go.
Use the Web browser to view the online search page, it maybe
http://www.yoursite.com/yourfolder/search.html , where
the values of yoursite and yourfolder vary according
to your own domain name and configuration.
Now you will find your website search engine, ready to run!