Create a Cloudways Elasticsearch index

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Setup WPSOLR and Cloudways

From WPSOLR 21.3.

This video suppose you are hosting your WordPress site at Cloudways.

You will see how to create a Cloudways Elasticsearch index with a few clicks.

 

What is Cloudways?

Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform. It can host WordPress, with a free optional Elasticsearch server. Rather than subscribing to an external Elasticsearch service, you can use the free Elasticsearch service installed with your WordPress server.

Here is the video tutorial:

1 – Signup for a free trial at Cloudways

 

2 – Navigate to your Cloudways dashboard

 

3 – Create your first WordPress site

Cloudways WordPress: new application

Cloudways WordPress: new application

(1) – Select “WordPress” as your application template

(2) Select a Cloud Provider to host your application’s VM (virtual server)

(3) Select the VM initial size

(4) Select a location (depends on your Cloud Provider)

(5) Start the application creation

Wait a few minutes until your WordPress is ready:

Cloudways WordPress: new application

Cloudways WordPress: new application

 

Yep, your WordPress is there:

Cloudways WordPress: application is ready

Cloudways WordPress: application is ready

 

4 – Activate the Elasticsearch service

4.1 – Your WordPress application is delivered with a pre-built Elasticsearch service, ready to use. You just need to active the service in the server settings.

Cloudways WordPress: server settings menu

Cloudways WordPress: server settings menu

4.2 – Click on menu “Settings & Packages”, then tab “PACKAGES”, then click on icon “enable”

Cloudways WordPress: server settings Elasticsearch enable

Cloudways WordPress: server settings Elasticsearch enable

 

4.3 Choose the latest Elasticsearch version

Cloudways WordPress: server settings Elasticsearch version

Cloudways WordPress: server settings Elasticsearch version

 

4.4 Wait until Elasticsearch service is ready

Cloudways WordPress: server settings Elasticsearch preparing

Cloudways WordPress: server settings Elasticsearch preparing

 

Notice that Elasticsearch is only available from your WordPress application. You cannot query it from outside, with cURL or else, unless you ask Cloudways support to open Elasticsearch ports to outside (not recommended anyway).

 

5 – Create the Cloudways Elasticsearch index from WPSOLR admin

5.1 Open the Cloudways WordPress admin

Cloudways WordPress: application settings

Cloudways WordPress: application settings

 

5.2 Click on the WordPress admin URL link

Cloudways WordPress: application settings admin url

Cloudways WordPress: application settings admin url

 

5.3 Congratulations ! You’re in your WordPress admin

Cloudways WordPress: admin home

Cloudways WordPress: admin home

 

5.4 Activate your WPSOLR license

WPSOLR admin: activate a license

WPSOLR admin: activate a license

 

5.5 The WPSOLR new index form

Cloudways WordPress: admin new index

Cloudways WordPress: admin new index

  •  (1), (2), then (3) to edit a new index
  • (4) Select “Elasticsearch” among index types
  • (5) Select “Cloudways” among Hosting Services
  • (6) Set a name for you index, visible in WPSOLR admin
  • (7) Set a name for your index, visible in Elasticsearch backend (only letters and “_”, no whitespaces)
  • (8) Create the index

5.6 Index your data

Cloudways WordPress: admin data indexed

Cloudways WordPress: admin data indexed

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