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Search Facility

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Is the there anyway to add a better search facility to my forum.
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Re: Search Facility

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Search for Sphinx, that’s what’s used here. Sphinx is selectable in ACP> General> Server configuration> Search settings> Sphinx Fulltext. But, it isn’t that straightforward, it requires some configuration from your end. For more information go to Sphinx.

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Another resource Sphinx search configuration | phpBB.com Documentation

Sadly, from my experience the Sphinx Open Source Search Server generally isn't available to those running on shared hosting plans as it is a server daemon.
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You also need to allocate RAM to it and be able to edit the .conf file, the larger the DB the more RAM it needs. Basically you need a VPS or better.
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Re: Search Facility

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It all sounds a bit too complicated to me, I think I will leave things as they are, thank you for the replies.
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Re: Search Facility

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Why not add the Google Search box to your forum. Then users can use both, as both will often return slightly different results.
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