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Elasticsearch

Comparison of search options on the WordPress VIP Platform

Jetpack Search
via Professional
Plan (Deprecated)
Jetpack Instant
Search
Enterprise Search
HostWordPress.comWordPress.comSame origin datacenter and managed by WordPress VIP
CodeDeprecatedJetpack supplied via vip-go-mu-pluginsIncluded in vip-go-mu-plugins
Speed & latencyFast; There may be sync delays for new content depending on the site’s size and publishing frequencyFast; There may be sync delays for new content depending on the site’s size and publishing frequencyVery fast; hosted in the same datacenter
Local developmentUnsupportedUnsupportedCan be enabled within a VIP Local Development Environment
Offloading of MySQL queries to ElasticsearchYesNoYes
Custom Elasticsearch queriesYesNoYes
Customization of what to indexYesNoYes
Unlimited recordsYesNo*
*First 100,000 records are free, additional will be billed
Yes
Backend searchYesNoYes
Built-in front-end search UINoYesNo
Automatically highlighted search terms on comments and post contentNoYesNo
Search as you typeNoYesNo
Boosted and prioritized results based on Jetpack site statsNoYesNo
Real-time indexingYesYesYes
Searching across subsites in a multi-site networkNoYes**
**This feature will be available at the end of March 2022.
Yes
Faceted searchYesYesYes

Last updated: February 10, 2022