5 stars Archives
Resources in this category are valuable from the webmasters point of view and the programmers as well. Those sites provide a huge amount of client and server side software links. It is almost impossible to not find a program that meets a webmasters requirements.
Moreover, these six script archives are responsible for approximately 80 per cent of the traffic that a site receives from all the script directories. If you want to promote your Perl or PHP script, submit to the High-Flyers and your job is almost done.
Site with a clean layout and a good deal of categories and subcategories.
Alexa Traffic Comparison
Have a look at Alexa's traffic comparison of hotscripts.com, resourceindex.com, scriptsearch.com, programmersheaven.com.
Besides a huge amount of ads like banner, text ads, site sponsors, buttons, and sponsored links a visitor will find the usual script directory.
That site comes with the CGI Resource Index
with over 5,000 and the PHP Resource Index with over 1,000 links
to server side scripts and programs. The CGI Resource Index
presents software written in Perl, C, C++, Python, Unix Shell,
and Visual Basic. And as the name says the PHP Resource Index
contains links to PHP scripts, functions and classes. Started in
1997 is this one of the oldest resources for CGI scripts.
It takes up to a week until a resource is reviewed and added to the index.
Beside the CGI and PHP Resource Index exists a third topic guide - the Web Hosting Resource Index. It provides information and resources to find web space on Unix or Windows web server.
The site contains thousands of links to server
and client side software. Those scripts and programs are written
or XML. All categories are well structured and the layout is
usable. Visitors can rate a resource (poor to excellent) and
members can write reviews of a resource.
As a developer you will need to register, if you want to add your script or software to the directory. The resources are reviewed within 3-4 working days. Some of the script categories are quite large with over 100 entries.
Like the two websites above ScriptSearch.com
is one of the oldest and largest script archives with over 8,000
resources. The directory is organized by programming language
Python, Visual Basic, and XML. Each of these categories have
subfolders with various script categories.
New resources are reviewed within 1-2 working days. They are one of the quickest in the field. Resources with more than 15 clicks per day rank on top of the category and get a 'hot' icon.