Spider Search is a small Windows utility whose purpose is to help you scan websites and create your own Google-style web search engine for your site.
You can take advantage of the program’s portability status and store it on USB flash drives or other portable devices. In addition, you can run it without administrative privileges.
Gaining access to the tool’s settings can be done by simply opening the executable file, as there’s no setup included in the process. The utility does not leave entries in your Windows registry, which means you can get rid of it using a normal deletion task.
Spider Search sports a clean and simplistic GUI that offers only a few configuration settings. A help manual is not included in the process, so you need to experiment with the built-in features in order to understand how it works.
The utility employs a wizard for helping you set up the configuration process, so you are offered step-by-step guidance.
How it works
What’s more, you are allowed to configure the number of spider threads, provide a proxy address, as well as activate the bold mode for the URLs in the list with results. Plus, you are allowed to start or stop the scanning process and check out a log at the end of the task which contains information about the entire process and possible errors.
To sum things up, Spider Search provides a straightforward software approach for helping you create your own Google-style web search engine for your site. On the downside, it hasn’t been updated for a while so it may cause compatibility issues on newer operating systems.