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Why is instant search so slow ?

asked 2011-04-14 01:30:29 -0500

toktosunov gravatar image

I don't know how is it for everyone, but for me when i type in a query into a search box, it takes aroung 2-3 seconds to generate suggestions, which i think is rather slow. Most users won't wait that long. can speed be improved ?

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answered 2011-04-14 13:18:58 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

You will probably need to update the code - @arknotts made a tweak to that part recently that could improve performance of the instant search.

The "search as you type" feature cannot be made truly instant, but ~0.4-0.8 response time should be possible.

It is possible that what happens is that your server is swamped with the search requests on each character update and it can't keep up.

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btw, if you need help upgrading - please let we know.
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-04-14 13:19:29 -0500 )edit

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