Why You Want It


  • 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






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



Packed with features




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 the Zoom website or on its search page. The product tour and screenshots pages show 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.