The Ex-Crawler Project is divided into three subprojects. The main part is the Ex-Crawler daemon server, a highly configurable and flexible Web crawler written in Java. It comes with its own socket server, with which you can manage the server, users, distributed grid/volunteer computing, and much more. Crawled information is stored in a database (Currently MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MSSQL are supported). The second part is a graphical (Java Swing) distributed grid/volunteer computing client, including user computer state detection, based on JADIF Project. The Web search engine is written in PHP. It comes with a Content Management System, user language detection and multi-language support, and templates using Smarty, including an application framework that is partly forked from Joomla 1.5, so that Joomla components can be adapted quickly.
Ebot is a scalable and distribuited Web crawler. The URLs are saved to a NOSQL database (which supports map/reduce queries) that you can query via RESTful HTTP requests or using your preferred programming languages. The URLs that need to be analyzed are sent to AMQP queues. In this way, it is possible to run several crawlers in parallel and stop and start them without losing URLs.