I am looking for a dedicated search engine that doesn't need to search through my MySQL database, but accesses a xml/xhtml file for fast search capabilities. Faceted search is a huge requirement.
I went with a service called Open Solr for two reasons: 1. It's a free Solr hosting service. 2. My hosting provider does not support Java or Tomcat.
I set up a free account, indexed my website, and installed the Solr for WordPress plugin. Thinking I was good to go, I got several errors in my WordPress site:
- When I check server settings in the WP admin panel, I get a Ping Failed! message
- When I try and run a search, I get the error:
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message '"0" Status: Communication Error'