Building a Search Engine in PHP & MySQL

Learn how to create a dynamic multi-part data driven search engine in PHP from absolutely scratch for your website.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

Building a custom search engine is very necessary for any website existing on the World Wide Web, because a website without Search Engine is like a ROOM without DOOR. And it's very easy to create in PHP & MySQL from scratch. You are going to learn creating a search engine from scratch within next 2 hours if you join this course.


The Content & Structure of the Course

This course contains 3 sections with 12 videos and 2+ hours of video content. and will also include the source files & presentation for your personal use. The course will be updated time by time with new content and new quizzes.

Why take this course?

You should take this course because it will help you creating a search engine in PHP for your own website, your client's website or simply you want to enhance your PHP & MySQL skills and take them to the next level.

What are the requirements?

  • A web browser (Chrome or Firefox)
  • A text editor (Notepad++ or Dreamweaver)
  • A web server or local server (XAMPP or Wamp)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You'll be able to create a custom search engine
  • You'll learn creating a search engine in PHP
  • You'll become a better PHP Developer

Who is the target audience?

  • No Extra knowledge is required
  • Basic HTML is an advantage for students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction - and creating necessary folders & display Page

In this first video of first section, we'll know about the content of the course.


In the second video of first section we'll create the necessary folders & the display page called "search.html" for the project, so after that we can go ahead to start the actual PHP work for this project.


In this third video of first section, we'll learn how to create the MySQL database and the table for this project.


In the fourth video of this section, we'll learn how to create the insert_site.php page for this project, by which we can insert the site details into the table inside a MySQL database called "sites".


In this fifth & last video this section, we'll learn how to insert the data into the table inside MySQL database, we'll be inserting website details i.e keywords, title, link, image and description, which we can later on display on the result page.

3 questions

In this Quiz, you'll answer some questions from sectoin where you have already learned the answers.

Section 2: Displaying the results to the users in the browser

In first video of section two, we'll create the the result page which will be displaying the relevant results from the MySQL database upon the user query.


In this second video of 2nd section, we'll create the PHP script for displaying the results upon the user query, we'll retrieve the data from the MySQL database inside the sites table.


in 3rd video of 2nd section, we'll be able to display the results to the users when they search any keyword using our search box. And this is done by a PHP script, the data is coming from the Table "Sites" inside "Search" database.


In the 4th video of section 2, we'll be validating the search engine script using PHP, because we don't want to run extra executions PHP scripts.


In this last video of section two, we'll try to understand that how search engines in PHP work? and how they perform the task upon the given query by the users.

5 questions

In this Quiz you'll find questions from section two, so answer them and get reward.

Section 3: The Summary & Important Notes

In this video, we'll learn how to can we use this search engine for a website, this is the second last video of the course and is included in the 3rd section of this course. Kindly find the full source code in the last video of this course.


This is the final summary of this course and also some important notes, you can also download the entire source code and folders which were used in this project. And your questions are welcomed. Thanks for taking this course.

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Instructor Biography

Abdul Wali, SEO Marketer & Top Udemy Instructor

Abdul has successfully ranked hundreds of keywords in Google without any backlinking strategy. He is in the SEO and online marketing industry since 2009. Apart from SEO and marketing, he loves web development. WordPress is the core platform which Abdul has been using for creating top notch websites over the years. 

Abdul has established several successful startups such as OnlineTuting (An elearning system), OnlineUstaad (The largest hub of Urdu courses), Wali Solutions (Provides A to Z web solutions).

He is one of the top Udemy Instructors with 45,000+ students and 1900+ reviews. He engages with students on Udemy in real time and answers questions within minutes. If you have any question in mind then don't hesitate to ask Abdul via private message. 

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