• Add search to your website, Intranet or DVD.
  • Self-hosted or cloud based, your choice.
  • Powerful and highly configurable.
  • No advertising and no annual fees.
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  • Optical Character Recognition* (OCR) for images and PDF
  • Huge indexing optimizations
  • Multi-threaded Offline Indexing (up to 3x faster)
  • SFTP and FTPS (SSL/TLS) support
  • Broad numeric match (e.g. $12,345.60, 12345.60, etc.)
  • Much more...
*OCR available on Win10 only

Latest version: V8.0 build 1024
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Zoom can crawl your live web site (Spider Mode) or local copy of the site (Offline Mode) to create your search engine.
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For over 15 years, Zoom has been the secret weapon of choice for web developers around the world.

With the release of Zoom 8.0, we now have the most refined and comprehensive self-hosted search engine solution on the market. Giving you full control to create the search engine you need.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a software package that creates a search engine for your website, intranet, or DVD. It provides fast and powerful full-text searching by indexing your website in advance with an user friendly desktop application that allows you to configure and index your site, from the convenience of your Windows computer.

Simple. Powerful. Flexible.
  • Easy to use and install, up and running in minutes
  • No advertising and no annual fees (Free for small sites!)
  • No scripting knowledge or editing required
  • No complicated database setup procedure
  • No external web service required
  • Highly configurable
  • Search static and dynamic web pages (.HTML, .PHP, .ASP, .CF, etc.)
  • Search PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, XLS, SWF, JPG, GIF, and many other file types
  • Runs on almost all web servers and hosting plans
  • Can be installed on Virtual Machines and on Cloud services
  • PHP, Classic ASP, Javascript, and CGI support in one package
    PHP supportedClassic ASP supportedJavaScript supportedCGI (C/C++ binary) supported
Packed with features
Search images and display thumbnails in search results with Zoom 7.0
Quote start    Zoom uses its propriety-ranking algorithm to return results based on relevancy, and I have to confess that its scoring system surprised me. I compared the order of results as returned by Zoom against that of Google custom search for the test site that I indexed, and they're ranked pretty well in the same order. Whatever secret sauce they've cooked into their application, Zoom did an excellent job of addressing relevancy where many competitors failed.    Quote end
— Ahmad Permessur, HotScripts.com Editor
Essential web admin tools

Besides helping your visitors find what they're looking for, Zoom also provides features which are crucial to every web admin such as Broken Link Detection, Graphical Statistic Reports, and Google™ and Yahoo™ Sitemap Generator.

See Zoom in action

You can see Zoom in action via the search box at the top of this very page or on our search page. Our product tour and screenshots pages shows you how easy it is to setup and install search on your own website. You can also visit other Zoom users' websites from our example sites list.

Quote start What people say about Zoom ...

“Just what I needed - hands down the best search product on the market.”
— Mick Farmer, On Course Consultancy
“We LOVE the software and have just updated a website for a major Fortune 100 client using it. It is easier to modify the look and feel than any other packages we have integrated into our sites.”
— Terry Dollhoff, Digital Brewery
“... I can't keep my hands down when I am running the new version, it's really the Rolls Royce of all indexing/search software that I have been using the last four years.”
— Ulrik Hansen, BeeOs
“I've been using Zoom Search for a couple of years, and I think it's one of the best software products I've ever used.”
— Michael Starr, MTV Networks Quotes end