Need Search Feature on my Site - Sphinx Search?


Does Dreamhost have some kind of one-click install for search or some kind of search feature like Sphinx to use?

I am trying to build my own php/mysql search feature, which isn’t working too well and I need something better. Pretty much every other website out there has something better than mine, so what are they using?

I do not want to use Google custom search as I would like to search specific columns in my MySQL database with a custom outputted layout. I am trying to build a site like eBay, so an accurate search feature is going to become necessary when more people visit the site.

I heard something about Sphinx being really good, so can this be downloaded and used on my normal shared account? I do not have a private server.


Sphinx would require a VPS. It won’t run on a shared hosting account.