June 19, 2024

SearXNG

SearXNG Meta Search Engine

SearXNG is a free and open-source metasearch engine application that allows users to perform searches on multiple search engines at once. It is designed to provide a privacy-respecting alternative to popular search engines such as Google and Bing.

Install SearXNG on your home server now! I installed SearXNG as a docker container using a Portainer app template. Since the search engine is on your own server, that means you are in control of the data that is being collected and it is private.

SearXNG is a fork of the original SearX project, it’s designed to be more stable and fast, it also comes with some new features like the ability to search for images, videos, music, and files, and also the ability to search for specific types of files.

Features

Privacy

One of the key features of Searx is its ability to protect users’ privacy. It does not track or store any personal information about its users, and it uses encryption to protect users’ search queries. Additionally, Searx does not use any tracking cookies or other forms of data collection. This makes it a great choice for users who are concerned about the amount of personal data that is collected by popular search engines.

Another advantage of Searx is that it is completely decentralized, meaning that it is not controlled by any single organization or company. Instead, the application is maintained by a community of volunteers who are committed to providing a privacy-respecting alternative to popular search engines.

Customization

Searx also offers a wide range of customization options to users. The application can be easily customized to search specific engines, categories and languages. Users can also customize the look of the search results by adjusting the theme, number of results per page, and many more.

Conclusion

In conclusion, SearXNG is a powerful and privacy-respecting metasearch engine application that offers users a wide range of customization options and a decentralized structure. It’s a great choice for users who are concerned about their privacy and want an alternative to popular search engines.

As always feel free ask a question or leave a comment.

Cheers~!!!

Alan

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