# 3 weeks ago

Personally, I’m more in Solr. Its visual admin dashboard is easier to understand (Elasticsearch’s admin Kibana is all about JSON commands).

But if you want WPSOLR to fully automate the Solr index creation, you will need to start Solr in cloud mode. Solr cloud provides all the apis to create and setup an index.

See the difference:

Video – Create an Apache SolrCloud index automatically

Video – Create an Apache Solr index semi-automatically