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When to start thinking about adding ES.

mjda

Active member
#1
As the title says, I'm wondering when is the right time that I should start thinking about getting ES for my site? I mean, I know 'the sooner the better' but I'm wondering, realistically, how soon every day members might begin to see a noticeable difference in search times.

Right now my forum is very small (<20,000 posts) but I recently acquired another site that I'm considering importing that will add quite a few more posts to the site. I just want to make sure I don't get myself into a situation where I'm rushing to get ES installed after my site's search is already deadly slow.
 

Amaury

Well-known member
#2
Elastic Search isn't only good for improving search performance. It also comes with nifty features, so, really, any time is good.
 

mjda

Active member
#3
Elastic Search isn't only good for improving search performance. It also comes with nifty features, so, really, any time is good.
I guess what I mean is, when would I need to look into adding it to my site, mainly for performance reasons.
 

mjda

Active member
#6
The general belief is 1 million posts and above.

But it depends on server configuration, etc.
Great! That's the exact kind of answer I was looking for. Looks like I can import the other site right away and still have quite a bit of time before I would "need" to consider adding ES. Not to say I won't add it sooner, but I was just wondering if that was something I needed to do right away, before the import.

Anyways, thanks for the info @Brogan.