Start Searching with Solr

Solr has quickly become one of the most popular search engines available. In this article from Web and PHP Magazine, Tyler Harms walks us through giving us even easier access through Solarium.

  • Mar. 15 2013

Blend developer Tyler Harms was featured in the February issue of Web and PHP Magazine, in which he takes a deep dive into Solarium, an extension to Solr, to clue us in on why it’s making Solr even easier.

From his article, “Start Searching with Solr - Integrating Solr into any PHP project is easy with Solarium”:

One of the greatest features of Solr is its scalability. Replication can be set up to run multiple Solr instances in a master/slave setup, just like MySQL replication.The documentation for setting up a master/slave setup is very thorough, so it will not be discussed further here. Another option for scaling Solr is to search multiple search cores. Solr can run multiple search cores at a time. Solr can search multiple cores at a time through its distributed search and sharding capabilities. Large search indexes can be split into multiple smaller indexes; then through a distributed search multiple cores are searched. The best part of a multicore search setup is that not all cores need to exist on the same server. This allows for very flexible search architecture.

To read the whole post, you can download the February issue of Web and PHP Magazine, or you can read it on Tyler's blog: “Start Searching with Solr - Integrating Solr into any PHP project is easy with Solarium.”