XF 2.0 Any plans to support sphinxsearch?


Do you have any plans to support Sphinx?

I would use Elasticsearch, but it's extremely bloatware. Sphinx only requires 5 packages to be installed on the server to run, Elasticsearch requires 91 packages. There is no way I could ever install something with that many dependencies, especially when trying save as much resources as possible for anything else running on the server.


XenForo developer
Staff member
The short answer is no, there aren't any plans to support Sphinx.

Jake B.

Well-known member
I believe @digitalpoint has an add-on for Sphinx support in XF1, not sure if he is planning on moving that to XF2 as I believe it was built before XF's ElasticSearch add-on was made available


My server currently has Sphinx search installed because we're running VB4. However we're now migrating to XF2. Can I install ES on the server even though Sphinx is already installed?