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Phorum + Sphinx = really fast

Posted by Brian Moon 
Phorum + Sphinx = really fast
August 04, 2006 12:24AM
Thomas wrote the Sphinx search module nearly a month ago. I have just now gotten to looking at it. From the things I have read, Sphinx looks really cool. I am considering using it in some other sites.

Sphinx is a "standalone search engine, meant to provide fast, size-efficient and relevant fulltext search functions to other applications. Sphinx was specially designed to integrate well with SQL databases and scripting languages. Currently built-in data sources support fetching data either via direct connection to MySQL, or from an XML pipe."

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Re: Phorum + Sphinx = really fast
August 11, 2006 06:16PM
yes and they even fixed the bug I posted about in their latest 0.9.6 ;).
I still need to actually try it on a larger database.


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Re: Phorum + Sphinx = really fast
August 18, 2006 04:41PM
This would be a far better way to approach the problem than every web application building its own (usually half-baked and ineffective) search engine.

If I've understood it correctly ;)
Re: Phorum + Sphinx = really fast
August 18, 2006 06:37PM
Well, not every server will have Sphinx installed. So, every app still needs its default. But, AFAIK, Phorum is the only message board that will allow you to hook into Sphinx without harming your upgrade path.

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