Magento and Solr

Magento and Solr

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Do you know how many customers your Magento store is losing just because your visitors can’t find the products they need since the search system is imperfect? Huge stores with an extensive amount of products suffer from it dramatically. Learn how to help your customers to find what they need and boost your sales by installing Apache Solr.

Apache Solr Advantages
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Installation of Apache Solr for your Magento Store provides you with several advantages in comparison with the full-text search based on MySQL:

  • Zero results in tips or results correction;
  • Suggestions;
  • Clustering;
  • Attribute weight based on attribute settings;
  • Localized characters search;
  • Word delimiter (for example, a search of “spider-man”, “spiderman return”, or “spider-man”).

To install Solr and Jetty:

  1. Find a suitable Solr distribution.
    • Solr 3.6.2
    • Solr 3.5.0
    • Solr 3.4.0

    If you’re not sure what version of Solr to use, see Support Matrix for Solr and Magento EE.

  2. As a user with root privileges, use wget or a similar command to download the file to an empty directory such as /etc/solr. An example follows.
    cd empty-directory

    Messages similar to the following display to confirm a successful download.

    --2012-11-01 16:20:16--
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 78673382 (75M) [application/x-tar]
    Saving to: `apache-solr-3.6.2.tgz'
    100%[======================================>] 78,673,382  1.41M/s   in 36s
    2012-11-01 16:20:52 (2.08 MB/s) - `apache-solr-3.6.2.tgz' saved [78673382/78673382]
  3. Unpack the Solr installation; an example follows.
    tar -xvf apache-solr-3.6.2.tgz

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