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05-05-2003, 06:25 PM
Hey guys I this is my first post on this board and I need some help
I am building a webpage and I am going to do something like www.cycletrader.com
but I am going to post electronics for sale and I want to create the search engine similar to theirs... Is there any software that is simple to use but its also good?
Basically I need some good references on what should I use to create my search engine...
Thanks for any help

05-05-2003, 10:00 PM
Hello, do you have server side capabilities such as PHP, ASP, etc.?
This is the most effecient way of doing things ...

for JS you can try: http://sitelevel.whatuseek.com/query.go?crid=0c521e0c5dfcffa3&query=search%20engine&slice_title=&page=&domain=&exclude=&autocustomize=
and/or server side http://www.hotscripts.com

05-05-2003, 10:48 PM
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05-05-2003, 11:58 PM
Sorry about that and thanks for the info I will need to look into my host to check out what I can use...
Thanks !:thumbsup:

05-06-2003, 12:41 AM
If it is possible, you are probably going to have the easiest time using PHP (http://www.php.net) and MySQL (http://www.mysql.com). Granted, you are not going to be able to whip a search engine up in no time if you have no experience with a language such as php or a database such as mysql. But do not despair, the learning part is half the fun!

Also, you can check out hotscripts like cg9com said and try and pick a few of their scripts apart to aid in your learning experience.

05-06-2003, 06:32 PM
Thnks for all the help guys!

05-06-2003, 06:39 PM
Hey guys I am going to create a website similar to the www.cycletrader.com that will be advertising cars for other people. So I need to create the search engine that the viewer can search by model make year and all the other details...
What do you guys think I should use?
A javascript search or a MySQL???
Or are there any other ways for me to do this? I will not need to create a shopping cart for this since I am not going to sell the cars. Thanks for any more help.

PS Adm: I didnt know if I had to post in this subject or create a new topic...

05-07-2003, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by tuiuninja
I didnt know if I had to post in this subject or create a new topic...
Your fine. :)

Unless your search requirements are pretty simple, a server side solution is best, given you have proper support.

05-07-2003, 09:28 AM
A serverside soln. is probably the best way to go on these sort of things. A major benefit is only needing maybe 10 lines or less to achieve what you require where as a js soln. (although I've never seen one) would require a lot more code, it's viewable to the public who may find ways to exploit your pages, and of course what if the user doesn't have js enabled?

IMO PHP/ASP the way to go, if you're not a very good coder go for ASP but PHP is just as easy once you get into ss languages as it works the same to some extent as the others.`