This is a software tool that lets you set up a directory site.
PHP Directory is a professional, affordable directory software solution. This directory site can be set up as an extension of an existing site or as a fresh new stand alone website. Using PHP Directory Software your website can achieve higher rankings in search engine results. The tool has several good features that help with the listings. Listing can be done in a very large number of categories and sub-categories, these can be done in a dozen languages, latest and most popular links can be displayed, sorting of these links in alphabetic order can be done, number of hits and by PageRank can be done. Three way linking is supported (reciprocal links from the third site will be required). Optionally RSS feeds can be displayed for each category. Category search results can be displayed and changes to the currency used can be made from among USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY, etc.
Extensive administrator features let you manage the site as well. Some of the features include link validation and notification to submitter, ability to ban IP, expiry dates for featured links, Domain and keywords, search capability with Boolean search support, mass changes in links and category, import of XML links, option to build meta tags, etc. Category search in admin area, admin configuration setting, language editor, etc. are some other useful features. To the end user/visitor to the site there are a range of features too. These include link submission, open link in new window, PayPal integration for payments, selecting language, article submissions, submission of meta tags, comments and rating for user, etc. Overall, that is a range of features that can help start and maintain a directory site easily; a good product if you are looking to set up one.