|Server side search engines such as AltaVista
are very useful in many situations. However people often wish to be
able to search actual sites and not the whole Internet. This is not
usually possible for smaller websites:
You can provide search server side
facilities if you have cgi scripting permission. However this is
usually expensive and inevitably complex.
Microsoft FrontPage provides built in
"Search Bots" to provide search facilities. This only works
if your Internet Provider is running FrontPage extensions on their
server. Very few are for security reasons.
You can use a global search engine to
provide search facilities on your site. However most engines
will only index a small part of a site and all are very slow at
updating the indexed content.
Search Maker Pro overcomes these problems
runs on the browser’s computer and carries out any searches. No
searching or calculation is needed to be done on the server at all.