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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.
magento and solr

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

  • Zero results tips or results correction;
  • Suggestions;
  • Clustering;
  • Attribute weight based on attribute settings;
  • Localized characters search;
  • Word delimiter (for example, 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
    wget http://archive.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/3.6.2/apache-solr-3.6.2.tgz

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

    wget http://archive.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/3.6.2/apache-solr-3.6.2.tgz
    --2012-11-01 16:20:16--  http://archive.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/3.6.2/apache-solr-3.6.2.tgz
    Resolving archive.apache.org... 140.211.11.131
    Connecting to archive.apache.org|140.211.11.131|: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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