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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 APIs including PHP API, and a host of other features. To set up Elasticsearch on Cloudways, follow the steps below.
How to Configure Elasticsearch on Cloudways
Step #1 — Navigate to Server Packages
Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.
From the top menu bar, open Servers.
Then, choose your desired server.
Under Server Management, select Settings & Packages.
Choose the Packages tab.
Step #2 — Enable ElasticSearch on Your Server
Click edit to view the available ElasticSearch versions.
Select ElasticSearch 7.17 or higher version.
Finally, click Save.
You will be prompted to confirm the selection, please click OK/Continue.
In a few moments, Elasticsearch should be enabled on your Cloudways server. To know more about how you can utilize this search engine on your web application, please check out our blog post on Elasticsearch.
Elasticsearch listens on port number 9200 and is only allowed for local access by default.
It is important to note that changing versions may involve compatibility issues, therefore make sure that you have data and/or index compatibility while changing the version.
To uninstall Elasticsearch, please use Disable from the dropdown menu, this option will completely remove Elasticsearch along with its data.
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.