Sphider-plus version 3.2020c - The PHP Search Engine

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[ Change Log Summary ]


- Actual release:    3.2020c

- Former versions:

          Version 3.2020b       Version 3.2020a

          Version 3.2019c

          Version 3.2019b       Version 3.2019a

          Version 3.2018b       Version 3.2018a

          Version 3.2017b        Version 3.2017a


          Version 3.2016d        Version 3.2016c

          Version 3.2016b        Version 3.2016a


          Version 3.2015e        Version 3.2014c

          Version 3.2015d        Version 3.2014b

          Version 3.2015c        Version 3.2014a

          Version 3.2015b        Version 3.2013b

          Version 3.2015a        Version 3.2013a



- Older versions:


          Version 2.9          Version 1.9

          Version 2.8          Version 1.8

          Version 2.7          Version 1.7

          Version 2.6          Version 1.6

          Version 2.5          Version 1.5

          Version 2.4          Version 1.4

          Version 2.3          Version 1.3

          Version 2.2          Version 1.2

          Version 2.1          Version 1.1

          Version 2.0          Version 1.0


Version: 2.5

Release date: November 30, 2010

Build up with Sphider: v.1.3.5

In front of Sphider-plus version 2.4 the following items have been added / modified:

New feature:

Bound database.

This option will delete all keyword relationships, exceeding a definable amount of query results.

Beside the result cache, this option will significantly speed up the search procedure for huge databases.

For details see chapter: Bound database

New feature:

In order to get indexed, user suggested sites optionally need a meta tag in header.

Defined by the Sphider-plus admin during approval, the tag values could be used to verify the

ownership of the suggested URLs, offer commercial dependencies, or perform a membership verification.

For details see chapter: User suggested sites

New feature:

Intrusion Detection System (IDS) included to protect Sphider-plus against hacking attempts.

It includes extensive regex rules to tags like

XSS, SQLI, RCE, LFI, DT, CSRF, LDAP Injections, and DoS.

Admin selectable, the IDS will block further user input, create a log-file, present a warning message, or even block any traffic of IP’s known to be evil.

For details see chapter: Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

New feature

Index only links and their link text.

If activated in Admin settings, full text and media content will not be indexed, but only the link text (titles) of all links. Will also work for image links and their 'title' and 'alt' tags:

title="this text", alternatively alt="this text".

Result listing presents the (active) links with respect to the page at which they were found. If searching for a link text, the different search modes are available.

New feature in Admin settings:

Add new domains found during index procedure to 'Approve Sites' table.

To be activated in section ‘General Settings’, this option is available for those sites, having activated ‘Spider can leave domain’ in their options.

New feature in Admin sites menu:

Index all the suspended.

Will continue the index procedure for all the sites that are marked as 'Unfinished'.

New feature:

Index media content with respect to frame/iframe position.

To be activated in Admin settings, this option allows to index media links, which are addressed as links relative to the frame/iframe position (folder).

Improved URL import/export function:

Now all options of each site will be stored in backup file and re-imported.

New Admin setting:

Clean query log during index / re-index and also for all erase functions.

Will reset all 'Search' statistics in Admin backend, as well as the

'Most popular search' table at the bottom of result listing

New feature in Admin backend:

When opening the Admin interface, a warning message will be presented about new suggested sites, waiting for approval. Working independent from the currently activated databases, so that suggestions of any databases will create an alert.

Dynamically created description tag in result page header.

Build up with the titles of the most important results, presented on the different result pages.

Some small bugs eliminated.

Involved files that have been modified / added for this release:




















.../include/IDS/all files and ...

.../languages/all files










.../templates/html/100_all-media result-header.html

.../templates/Pure/all files



Attention: This version requires an updated set of database tables. In order to create the new set of tables, run the 'Install all tables' for all databases in 'Database Management / Configure' menu.