Honestly speaking, before Elasticsearch having a decent search functionality on a PHP website was a distant dream. Yeah, there were some options but they hardly worked as you wanted them to.
The good thing about Elasticsearch is its ability to deep-search documents. We all know that Cloudways comes with Elasticsearch, regardless of the stack (plain PHP or otherwise) you launch. On Content Management System solutions, you get many plugins, addons, and extensions through which you can use to integrate Elasticsearch. But what about custom PHP sites?
Yeah, not exactly an easy task. Well, you are in luck as this post is for all those who want to use Elasticsearch in PHP sites. Let’s get started!