Flying Sphinx

Fast and simple Sphinx-driven full-text search Starting at ~$0.017/hour.

Fast and Effective Search

Take the power of Sphinx’s full-text search, and let us deal with hosting it. All you need to do is provide a Sphinx configuration file, make sure your data’s being indexed, and away you go.

Email Support

If you have any questions or issues with Flying Sphinx - or indeed, with Sphinx itself - just get in touch, and we’ll work with you to get everything running smoothly.

Use MySQL and PostgreSQL as data sources

Sphinx can source its data directly via SQL statements from PostgreSQL and MySQL databases.

Ruby, Python and Node.js clients

While interacting with the API directly is certainly an option, there are pre-built client libraries for Ruby, Python and Node.js.

Just Works with Ruby and Thinking Sphinx

For applications built with Ruby and Rails, Flying Sphinx will work directly with Sphinx configurations provided through the popular Thinking Sphinx gem. And if you’re using delta indexing, then there’s support for Delayed Job, Resque and Sidekiq.

Dedicated Servers Available

If the existing plans don’t give you enough grunt or space, just get in touch with support to line up a dedicated server.

Region Availability

The available application locations for this add-on are shown below, and depend on whether the application is deployed to a Common Runtime region or Private Space. Learn More

  • Common Runtime
  • Private Spaces
Region Available
United States Available
Europe Available
Region Available Installable in Space
Virginia Available

Plans & Pricing

    • Indexed data 20 MB
    • Delta Indexing Support
    • Redundant Server
    • Indexed data 500 MB
    • Delta Indexing Support
    • Redundant Server
    • Indexed data 5 GB
    • Delta Indexing Support
    • Redundant Server
Install Flying Sphinx
heroku addons:create flying_sphinx

To provision, copy the snippet into your CLI or use the install button above.

Flying Sphinx Documentation