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XF 1.2 Problem with Search

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by 51463, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    There seems to be a problem with my search. I'm not sure how long it;s been going on for. I've just noticed it.

    When i search for a word. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.

    For example if i search the word. "Pizza" and press Search

    The search progress bar comes up it stays for about 10 seconds to as long as 30 seconds

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    and then it stops and nothing happens. Doesnt give me a no results words or error. It often happens. It's slow. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.

    What would be the reason?
    I have over 1 millions posts. Would this be a reason?

    Should i get that elastic search? I bought it a long time ago but i heard it uses more resources. So i never installed it and i don't know how.

    But i don't know what to do about the first problem. It's really annoying
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    At one million posts, I would definitely recommend Elastic Search. If you don't really know how to install/configure it I'm sure either @Slavik or @MattW (or several others - those were two off the top of my head) would/could for a very reasonable cost.
     
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  3. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that it could be another problem? That i could check out first.
     
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Check your server log (Apache/nginx/etc), check your mysql error/slow logs, php log for any errors is the first place to look.
     
  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    ^^ This. 30 seconds sounds like a timeout, either with MySQL or PHP.
     
  6. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    -update-



    Thank You. I contacted Slavik. And he installed the elastic search for me at a reasonable price.

    It works super fast now. I guess the old search couldnt handle it or something. But no problems now. I'm happy.
     
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