Searx admin interface¶
manage your instance from your browser
One of the biggest advantages of searx is being extremely customizable. But at first it can be daunting to newcomers. A barrier of taking advantage of this feature is our ugly settings file which is sometimes hard to understand and edit.
To make self-hosting searx more accessible a new tool is introduced, called
searx-admin. It is a web application which is capable of managing your
instance and manipulating its settings via a web UI. It aims to replace editing
settings.yml for less experienced administrators or people who prefer
graphical admin interfaces.
searx-admin acts as a supervisor for searx, we have decided to
implement it as a standalone tool instead of part of searx. Another reason for
making it a standalone tool is that the codebase and dependencies of searx
should not grow because of a fully optional feature, which does not affect
This development was sponsored by NLnet Foundation.