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    Question Need help creating a Search Engine

    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
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    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...autocustomize=
    and/or server side http://www.hotscripts.com

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    Hi tuiuninja:
    Please review our posting guidelines before posting in the future, specifically, on using a descriptive subject for your thread: http://www.codingforums.com/postguide.htm

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    Sorry about that and thanks for the info I will need to look into my host to check out what I can use...
    Thanks !

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    If it is possible, you are probably going to have the easiest time using PHP and MySQL. 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.
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    Thnks for all the help guys!

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.`
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