php meetup

Full-Text Search with Sphinx and PHP

SphinxSearch LAMP stack integration, tips and tricks

May 24th, 2011

Sphinx is an open source search server which combines very fast full-text search with a great scalability. It's growing up fast and we not only inventing new features for full text search itself, but also creating new ways to integrate Sphinx into PHP based applications.

If you are not yet using Sphinx, we'll be highlighting some key steps on how to serve Full-Text queries to your PHP based applications from start to finish. If you are an advanced Sphinx Search user, this talk will describe where one can offload MySQL or standard Database functions to Sphinx. From some specific queries one can run on the Sphinx to how to increase both performance and scalability of your applications (web-based or otherwise).

Besides tips and tricks centered around integration with PHP/MySQL based applications, you will learn about the recent 2.0.1 release straight from the proverbial 'horse's mouth.' This talk will utilize and focus on real-world examples from installation and integration to handling search results.

Vladimir Fedorkov is a Director of Support and Consulting at Sphinx Technologies. In his day-to-day work he assist users in growing their websites/applications by providing expertise on scaling, optimizing and eliminating performance bottlenecks on many different levels. In the past he was worked with high-performance systems as a developer and team leader. Before joining Sphinx he worked at Percona.


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