Whoogle

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A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch engine


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Whoogle is a self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch engine. It is simple to host only a couple of clicks and works as well as Google.
Features
No ads or sponsored content
No JavaScript*
No cookies**
No tracking/linking of your personal IP address***
No AMP links
No URL tracking tags i.e. utm=%s
No referrer header
Tor and HTTP/SOCKS proxy support
Autocomplete/search suggestions
POST request search and suggestion queries when possible
View images at full res without site redirect currently mobile only
Light/Dark/System theme modes with support for custom CSS theming
Randomly generated User Agent
Easy to install/deploy
DDG-style bang i.e. ! searches
Optional location-based searching i.e. results near
Optional NoJS mode to view search results in a separate window with JavaScript blocked*No third party JavaScript. Whoogle can be used with JavaScript disabled, but if enabled, uses JavaScript for things like presenting search suggestions.**No third party cookies. Whoogle uses server side cookies sessions to store non-sensitive configuration settings such as theme, language, etc. Just like with JavaScript, cookies can be disabled and not affect Whoogle& rsquo;s search functionality.***If deployed to a remote server, or configured to send requests through a VPN, Tor, proxy, etc.