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From okayndc <>
Subject Re: running SOLR on same server as your website
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:44:35 GMT
Right now, the index is relatively small in size ~less than 1mb.  I think
right now, it's okay but, a couple years down the road, we may have to
transfer SOLR onto a separate application server.

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Jaeger, Jay - DOT <>wrote:

> You could host Solr inside the same Tomcat container, or in a different
> servlet container (say, a second Tomcat instance) on the same server.
> Be aware of your OS memory requirements, though:  In my experience, Solr
> performs best when it has lots of OS memory to cache index files (at least,
> if your index is very big).  For that reason alone, we chose to host our
> Solr instance (used internally only) in a separate virtual machine in its
> own web app server instance.
> It is all a matter of managing your memory, CPU and disk performance.  If
> those are already constrained or nearly constrained on your website, then
> adding Solr into that mix is probably not such a good idea.  If those are
> not issues on your existing website, and your Solr load is modest, then you
> can probably squeeze it onto the same server.
> Like most real-world answers, it comes down to "it depends".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okayndc []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 9:02 AM
> To:
> Subject: running SOLR on same server as your website
> Hi everyone!
> Is it not a good practice to run SOLR on the same server where you website
> files sit?  Or is it a MUST to house SOLR on it's own application server?
> The problem that I'm facing is that, my website's files sit on a servlet
> container (Tomcat) and I think it would be more convenient to house the
> instance on the same server?  Is this not a good idea?  What is your SOLR
> setup?
> Thanks

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