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Why is enhanced search extra?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Ian, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Ian

    Ian Member


    Considering getting an Xenforo licence for a planned project.

    However am concerned that the new enhanced search is extra.

    Any reason for that? Surely any decent search should be included as standard?
    instepone likes this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Standard MySQL search is included with the core software.

    Enhanced Search isn't suitable for all sites as hosts typically won't install it on shared servers.
  3. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    Because it is a license extension and a separate add on which can be installed on boards that need it.
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  4. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    A decent search is included. Enhanced search is for larger boards with loads of content, that need a better search system than the default one.
    instepone likes this.
  5. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    Perhaps a better question would be, why is XenForo so cheap? :)

    The software pretty much rocks. They've got to get paid somehow, so they charge more for gigantic sites that are large enough to need enhanced search by listing enhanced search as an add-on. I've certainly never missed not having it and I still am amazed at how much we get for so little money.
    DeltaHF and wedgar like this.

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