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From Jan Høydahl <>
Subject Re: Solritas in production
Date Sun, 06 May 2012 22:42:50 GMT

Solritas (Velocity Response Writer) is NOT intended for production use. The simple reason,
apart from that it is not production grade quality, is that it requires direct access to the
Solr instance, as it is simply a response writer. You MUST use a separate front end layer
above Solr and never expose Solr directly to the world. So you should feel totally comfortable
continuing to use Solr over HTTP from PHP!

Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
Cominvent AS -
Solr Training -

On 6. mai 2012, at 14:02, András Bártházi wrote:

> Hi,
> We're currently evaluating Solr as a Sphinx replacement. Our site has
> 1.000.000+ pageviews a day, it's a real estate search engine. The
> development is almost done, and it seems to be working fine, however some
> of my colleagues come with the idea that we're using it wrong. We're using
> it as a service from PHP/Symfony.
> They think we should use Solritas as a frontend, so site visitors will
> directly use it, so no PHP will be involved, so it will be use much less
> infrastructure. One of them said that even using it that way (I
> have found no clue about it at all).
> Do you think is it a good idea?
> Do you know services using Solritas as a frontend on a public site?
> My personal opinion is that using Solritas in production is a very bad idea
> for us, but have not so much experience with Solr yet, and Solritas
> documentation is far from a detailed, up-to-date one, so don't really know
> what is it really usable for.
> Thanks,
>  Andras

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