Sphider-plus version 4.2021b - The PHP Search Engine

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[ Change Log Summary ]


- Actual release:    4.2021b

- Former versions:

          Version 4.2021a

          Version 3.2020d       Version 3.2020c

          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: 3.2015c

Release date: May 29, 2015

Build up with Sphider: v.1.3.5


In front of version 3.2015b the following modifications have been added:


New option to define the chronological order of text result listing:

Single result per page (ignoring arguments in URL)

Will present only one result for URLs like:

. . . /pizza-restaurants.html

. . . /pizza-restaurants.html?page=1

. . . /pizza-restaurants.html?page=2


New method of script addressing:

No longer relative addressing, but the scripts now contain server based addressing.

Consequently cron jobs may call the index procedure from anywhere,

wherever the Sphider-plus scripts live on the server.


New feature:

Admin backend protected against XSRF attacks (Cross-Site-Forgery-Request).

Independent from IDS.


New feature:

Admin backend protected against SFA attacks (Session-Fixation-Attacks).

Independent from IDS.


New feature:

Limit the duration of a session (time-out) in admin backend.

To be defined in 'Settings' menu as seconds of inactivity.


New feature:

Prevent search form from being flooded by too many queries per unit of time.

To be activated in admin settings.


Improved suggest framework:

Now starting the search function immediately after selecting any keyword.

Without clicking the 'search' button.


Improved user statistics in admin backend:

Now delivering all available Geo info, including Google map for IP location.


Improved detection of Operating System.


Updated data file for GeoIP.


Updated black list for Meta search engines.


Updated jQuery framework.


Bug fixed in function 'Index media'.


Bug fixed in 'Multithreaded indexing'.


Some more small bugs fixed.



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

Nearly all. Please use all scripts as per download for your installation.

Except all files in




These files remained unchanged since last version of Sphider-plus.