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Search brings zero results

Posted by DMforHim 
Search brings zero results
May 29, 2014 08:39PM
I have created the database and installed Sphider in the subdirectory where one of my many websites is hosted in my hosting service.
It is located here: http://leofenton.com/sphider/search.php

The simple search page I made is:
http://leofenton.com/search.html

The Site URL to be searched (using Admin.php) is: http://leofenton.com/_writings

In this directory of the website (leofenton.com) and its subdirectories, there are about 700 html files, but a search brings up zero - absolutely nothing. I get this message regardless of the word or phrase I search for:

Table 'evmgosearch.query_log' doesn't exist

What am doing wrong?
Tec
Re: Search brings zero results
May 29, 2014 08:45PM
Before starting to search, you will be obliged to index something.
Before trying to index something, you will be obliged to create a database and install all the required tables.
Continue here:
http://www.sphider.eu/forum/read.php?2,20790
Re: Search brings zero results
May 30, 2014 02:29PM
Thank you for your quick responses. Yet I am still a bit confused ... sad smiley

As for the database and username being the same, I had no choice...
Because...while creating the database, my hosting (GoDaddy) only allows me to enter one name for both user and database.
As for the password having a special character, once again, I had no choice ...
Because...while creating the database, my hosting requires at least one special character for the password...
Oh well...

You stated that:
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Tec
Before starting to search, you will be obliged to index something.
Before trying to index something, you will be obliged to create a database and install all the required tables.

This is my first attempt at anything like this...and, sadly, I really do not understand...
>>I do not know how to index something...
>> I thought I already created the database in my hosting account...
>> I thought the install.php created all the tables...


Sorry for my absolute ignorance. I have searched and searched the internet for assistance in this matter and I keep going around in circles!
I have also been searching the Sphider Phorum and have still not found anything to assist me in this apparently "simple" process.

Is there some instruction you could give me? Or at least direct me to some clear instructions?

I would greatly appreciate your help. smiling bouncing smiley

Sincerely,
David
Tec
Re: Search brings zero results
May 31, 2014 07:00AM
Okay, some basics about search engines are to be found here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_search_engine
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