Quickstart Guide

Follow the instructions below to get a functioning whois-lookup service on your website in a couple of minutes.

  1. Download the files..
  2. Unzip the files to a folder on your computer.
  3. Upload the files to the document root of your web server (the folder accessed by http://www.yoursite.com/).
  4. If you want to use the caching options, set the permissions on the “/samswhois/cache” folder so that the script can create files in it.
  5. Point your web browser to http://www.yoursite.com/whois-example.php

Congratulations! You should now have a fully functioning whois-lookup on your website.

To customize it to your website’s look and feel, modify┬áthe whois-example.php file with your own html.

You can quickly alter the design of the form and results by editing the css styles in the file swstyles.css.

The whois-example.php file contains a lot of comments describing how to set various options in the script.