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Port of Sphider to PostgreSQL

Posted by alberto.ruibal 
Port of Sphider to PostgreSQL
June 20, 2009 06:57PM
Recently, im my work at Ingeniería de Prefabricados S.L. (a company part of the prefabricated concrete group Castelo), we needed a search engine in PHP for our corporative web.

After evaluating a lot of possible options, we found Sphider as the best alternative, because is an out-of-the-box solution with integrated crawler and search engine, buy it works with MySQL as backend.

In our company we prefer PostgreSQL over MySQL, for a lot of things that I’m not going to mention here, so I ported the code to work with PostgreSQL in one morning.

We also changed two things:

* Now it index uppercase accented characters.
* Js suggest not to use UTF-8

As a TO-DO, admin database tools were not ported, and the installations cannot be made from the web app.

It can be found here:

http://www.alonsoruibal.com/desarrollos/sphider-for-postgresql/
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