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How to Configure Elasticsearch on CloudwaysJanuary 12, 2016


In this KB

  • What is Elasticsearch
  • How to setup Elasticsearch on Cloudways


Elasticsearch is an open source, highly available search engine that is custom built for cloud servers, based on the distributed restful API. It can perform searches at an extremely fast rate, actively supporting your data discovery. It has features including support for multi-tenant with multi types, various sets of API’s including PHP API, and a host of other features. To set up Elasticsearch on Cloudways, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to Server Management

Click on Servers in the top menu bar and then select the desired server on which you need to enable Elasticsearch.

Server management

Step 2: Enable Elasticsearch on Your Server

Under the Server Management area, click on the Settings & Packages section. Click on the Packages tab.

Navigate to the Elasticsearch option, then choose your preferred version ( 1.7, 2.4 and 5.4 are supported ) from the drop-down menu,  and select Install to activate it.

In a few moments, Elasticsearch should be enabled on your Cloudways server.

Elasticsearch Installed

To know more about how you can utilize this search engine on your web application, please check out our blog post on Elasticsearch.

Important Note:

Elasticsearch listens on port number 9200 and is only allowed for local access by default.

If you want to access it remotely or via your browser or through a dedicated IP, please contact the support team via live chat or through the online ticketing system.

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