What is Site Search?
Search results differ from web search engines like Google, that search the internet to retrieve global answers, and a site search engine for the site you’re on. When you search Google, it returns results in the form of Search Engine Results Pages (SERP’s), which is a long list broken up into ten results per page. An on-site search uses a local engine in conjunction with the code of the site to display the results in harmony with the sites appearance.
Which is best, hosted site search or cloud based?
Cloud based site search is an application run on cloud servers by the site search service provider and has the benefits of increased speed and relieving a lot of the strain on your hosting ram, bandwidth and disk limits. When you host your own site search engine you’ll need to provide the infrastructure capacity, which depending upon your current architecture could necessitate moving up to a more robust solution.