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Old 22 Dec 2010, 13:23
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What is Sphinx

Can someone please explain exactly what Sphinx does and what are the benefits or cons for using this?

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Old 22 Dec 2010, 16:53
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Have you tried google - http://sphinxsearch.com/about/sphinx/
Sphinx is an open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind.
Pros... fast, fast, fast.
Cons.... can only run if you have your own dedicated server
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Old 22 Dec 2010, 17:10
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I know it is a search server but I wasn't sure exactly how it relates to VBulletin... Is it meant to replace the built in search function for very large forums or is meant to provide a search function for a whole site?

I have spent some time researching on Google but most of what I found was really far from what I was looking for. Seeing that there is a whole forum dedicated to it I figured it would be a great place to at least find out what it is exactly..

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Old 22 Dec 2010, 17:26
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It is meant to replace vbulletin's search. You use either vbulletin's search OR sphinx search.
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Cons.... can only run if you have your own dedicated server
Or VPS.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 11:01
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Does anyone have this up and running so I can test it? I have an application this would be perfect for..

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Old 23 Dec 2010, 16:48
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digitalpoint uses it on his forums. This is for forums with a LOT of posts.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 16:55
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But he uses the vb integration that we wrote which will only work with Sphinx 0.9.9 and above.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 17:18
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Sure, but it's still Sphinx. If you just want to see how quick it is on a big site, that's a good site to see it put to use.
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True. I just thought you were talking about the vb integration mod from the com. I'll go stand in the corner now.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 17:40
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True. I just thought you were talking about the vb integration mod from the com. I'll go stand in the corner now.
Could be, but he didn't specify that, he just said he wanted to see Sphinx running on a site.

And while you are in the corner, can you please plan my Christmas dinner menu? I've gotta do that today but haven't had the time yet.
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We're not gonna meet at IHOP for xmas dinner this year?
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
Can someone please explain exactly what Sphinx does and what are the benefits or cons for using this?

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I dunno. Saw it on vb.com just now though.

https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...bulletin-4.x.?


Something is wrong with my search engine so I'm looking up how to fix it or replace it.
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Old 17 Jun 2011, 19:50
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Or use google custom site search.

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It is meant to replace vbulletin's search. You use either vbulletin's search OR sphinx search.
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Or use google custom site search.
Only works on things google can see.
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