Buildasearch.com is a new website that lets anyone quickly build their own customized search engine. By signing up for a free account, users can quickly configure and customize their own search engine that can be used to search a predefined list of websites.
Besides just harvesting the power of big search engines, Buildasearch.com lets users easily customize the look and feel of their search engine. An easy-to-use AJAX web interface allows users to tailor the search engine’s color scheme and logo to blend in with an existing website. When it comes to integrating the search engine, a webmaster can either link to it on Buildasearch.com’s server or use a sample PHP API to include it on a standalone website.
Buildasearch.com is powered by a FreeBSD VPS provided by RootBSD. “The RootBSD service has been excellent, and the Xen-powered VPS has handled our site’s load very well,” said Diego Montalvo, creator of Buildasearch.