Welcome to Our Community

Registration on our forums are now open for some days! Feel free to sign up today.

Setting up Enhanced Search for Rackspace Cloud Sites

Discussion in 'XenForo Tips & Guides' started by Semper Fidelis, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Semper Fidelis

    Semper FidelisRegistered
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thought I'd share my experience in getting Xenforo's Enhanced Search to work on Rackspace Cloud Sites.

    I migrated to Cloud Sites several years ago as it saved me a lot of money in monthly hosting fees for a dedicated server. Rackspace Cloud Sites is a PaaS offering from Rackspace that comes with the attendant limitations of PaaS - the main limitation being that you lack the features of having root access to a server and to be able to add any repos.

    Anyway, I purchased Xenforo Enhanced Search before I realized there was an ElasticSearch dependency and there was no way to install on my Rackpace Cloud Sites account.

    Fortunately, Rackspace offers ObjectRocket which offers ElasticSearch as a Service. It'll cost me $30/month but that's a reasonable cost for me for the capability. It also had the benefit of being another Rackspace service so it was on their ServiceNet and requires no internet traffic to get to my ElasticSearch node.

    The problem I experienced, however, was that ObjectRocket required a username/password and the XenForo addon assumes that the ElasticSearch instance rquires no authentication.

    This was solved by passing the username/password in the path itself. It looks like this:

    Code:
    username:[email protected]
    I know this might only help a few forum owners out there. I rarely (if ever) find any guides to support Rackspace Cloud Sites users and thought I would share it here.
     
    • Like Like x 1

    Share This Page

    • About Us

      Our community has been around for many years and pride ourselves on offering unbiased, critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is one of the best.
    • Like us on Facebook

    • Buy us a beer!

      The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

      Donate to us!