Query your local search engines¶
From now on, searx lets you to query your locally running search engines. The following ones are supported now:
All of the engines above are added to
settings.yml just commented out, as you have to
base_url for all them.
Please note that if you are not using HTTPS to access these engines, you have to enable
HTTP requests by setting
Furthermore, if you do not want to expose these engines on a public instance, you can
still add them and limit the access by setting
tokens as described in the blog post about
Configuring searx for search engines¶
Each search engine is powerful, capable of full-text search.
Elasticsearch supports numerous ways to query the data it is storing. At the moment
the engine supports the most popular search methods:
If none of the methods fit your use case, you can select
custom query type and provide the JSON payload
searx has to submit to Elasticsearch in
The following is an example configuration for an Elasticsearch instance with authentication
configured to read from
- name : elasticsearch shortcut : es engine : elasticsearch base_url : http://localhost:9200 username : elastic password : changeme index : my-index query_type : match enable_http : True
This search engine is aimed at individuals and small companies. It is designed for small-scale (less than 10 million documents) data collections. E.g. it is great for storing web pages you have visited and searching in the contents later.
The engine supports faceted search, so you can search in a subset of documents of the collection.
Furthermore, you can search in Meilisearch instances that require authentication by setting
Here is a simple example to query a Meilisearch instance:
- name : meilisearch engine : meilisearch shortcut: mes base_url : http://localhost:7700 index : my-index enable_http: True
Solr is a popular search engine based on Lucene, just like Elasticsearch. But instead of searching in indices, you can search in collections.
This is an example configuration for searching in the collection
my-collection and get
the results in ascending order.
- name : solr engine : solr shortcut : slr base_url : http://localhost:8983 collection : my-collection sort : asc enable_http : True
The next step is to add support for various SQL databases.
This development was sponsored by Search and Discovery Fund of NLnet Foundation .