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Magento 2.4 and Elasticsearch

With the recent Magento 2.4 update, there have been a lot of changes. In this blog we are going to primarily focus on the Elasticsearch portion. In this platform refresh, Elasticsearch 7.6.x has become the default catalog search engine for Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source. Throughout this post we will be discussing what this means and how to implement it on your site. 

What Does This Mean?

When you implement this upgrade Elasticsearch 7.6.x becomes the only search engine you can use. If you are using another search engine, you will have to switch to Elasticsearch. 

What is Elasticsearch? 

Elasticsearch is an open sourced search engine providing websites with a smarter search interface. It is the most popular enterprise search engine in the industry and is used by companies worldwide. Elasticsearch also provides scalable, real-time search that quickly indexes a site’s catalog bringing users the best results. Since it is continually learning your site and what your visitors are looking for, it offers your visitors better and more up to date results. Some of the Elasticsearch benefits include advanced search, multiple language search support, synonym search support, misspelling search support, and more. The Elasticsearch platform also does not disrupt shoppers while reindexing, is easy to horizontally scale, supports real time data, and countless other benefits. 

What’s the Catch?

Most hosting companies will make you pay for Elasticsearch. At Alpha Hosting, we know that Elasticsearch is extremely important to your ecommerce site. To make things easier for our clients we have decided to include Elasticsearch in all our Cloud and Enterprise Hosting packages. If you are an Alpha Hosting client all the information for your Elasticsearch is provided in the client portal. Click here to get step by step installation instructions or watch the video below!