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Managed and full service Solr hosting

Integrate a professional search engine into your application; Solr is known for fitting perfectly large community sites or WordPress sites with a large audience.

The managed Solr experience with SaaS Web

SSL encryption

Per default, a subdomain of will be used to connect to the instance using the SaaS Web SSL certificate. If you desire, an own domain or sudomains can be setup with the adequate SSL certificate.

Current version preinstalled

SaaS Web uses the newest package available directly from the community. You have all standard functionality at disposal with no constraint. You obtain an admin access and can manipulate OTRS as you wish.

Updates, Patches

SaaS Web does the Solr update management for for you.

Daily full backups of the Solr instance

SaaS Web runs daily full backups of your Solr instance known as disaster recovery. In between, during update/upgrade actions, the application might be backuped additionally (in case an update would fail, we can recover the application immediatly).

Intrusion & malware detection

You can’t prevent attacks, you can only protect and defend yourself. SaaS Web does regularly malware checks and uses sevral techniques in order to detect malicious activities at earliest stages (honeypots, blacklists).

Availability & performance monitoring

In order to ensure that the website is running under best conditionsd with best visitor experience, the availability and performance is monitored and the infrastructure will be adapted if necessary.

The advantages with SaaS Web

  • No system administration for you
  • Always up to date
  • Uptime and performance monitoring
  • Premium service:
    quick & efficient
  • Indivdual setups
  • Backup management
  • Enterprise cloud infrastructure
    powered by VMware vSphere
  • TierIV datacenter
    (99,95% guaranteed availability)
  • High bandwidth up to 10 Gbit/s
  • Full redundancy in hardware and Internet connectivity

Detailed information about Solr and Lucene

Solr is a servlet included in Lucene for containers such as Apache Tomcat. Solr was developped by CNET and first called Solar. The name was an acronym of Search on Lucene and Resin.

Apache Solr is a web application making following functions available:

  • Hit highlighting
  • Faceted Search and Filtering
  • Geospatial Search
  • Fast Incremental Updates und Index Replication
  • Caching
  • Replication
  • Modern management interface


Apache Lucene ist eine Programmbibliothek zur Volltextsuche und ein Projekt der Apache Software Foundation. Apache Lucene ist freie Software. Im World Wide Web realisierte Lucene beispielsweise bis 2014 die Suchfunktion der Wikipedia.

Highly Scalable and Fault Tolerant

Built on the battle-tested Apache Zookeeper, Solr makes it easy to scale up and down. Solr bakes in replication, distribution, rebalancing and fault tolerance out of the box.

Ranked searching

Relevancy is the quality of the result of a query ordered by matching rate.

Powerful query types

Powered by LuceneTM, Solr wins over with powerful features and efficient query types like sentences, place holders (wildcards), joins, grouping and many more.

Fielded searching like title, author, contents

Lucene supports field types. The field type defines how Solr should interpret data in a field and how the field can be queried. There are many field types included with Solr by default, and they can also be defined locally.

Using the faculty of updating the data while processing a search request, many steps can be saved and make Solr one of the fastest and most effective search engines.

Sort using custom fields, multiple index search with fusioned results

Easy Monitoring

Solr publishes loads of metric data via JMX (Java Management Extensions)

Extensible Plugin Architecture

Solr publishes many well-defined extension points that make it easy to plugin both index and query time plugins. Of course, since it is Apache-licensed open source, you can change any code you want!

Easy integration with WordPress or TYPO3

Mindestens 2 freie Plugins stehen zur Verfügung, um Solr Search in das eigene WordPress Projekt einzubinden. Auch TYPO3 ermöglicht eine einfache Integration.

Easy integration with MediaWiki

Für MediaWiki gibt es mehrere kostenlos verfügbare Extensions um die Solr Suche zu integrieren.

Basic information

  • Project start date: 2004 (Solr), 1997 (Lucene)
  • Licence: Apache License, Version 2.0
  • Technologies: Nginx/Apache, Tomcat, Java, Lucene


114,00 € / month

setup fee: 228,00 €

Eigene VM: 1 Core, 2 GB RAM

20 cores

20 Thousand documents

20 GB


150,00 € / month

setup fee: 300,00 €

Eigene VM: 2 Cores, 4 GB RAM

50 cores

50 Thousand documents

20 GB


258,00 € / month

setup fee: 516,00 €

Eigene VM: 4 Cores, 8 GB RAM

50 cores

100 Thousand documents

20 GB


522,00 € / month

setup fee: 1.044,00 €

Eigene VM: 8 Cores, 28 GB RAM

100 cores

200 Thousand documents

20 GB

Service and comfort

Lean back and let us do the work: we setup your application and operate it for you. You can focus on your core competency.

Custom development

On request, SaaS Web can help you with custom development for your projects. Ruby on Rails, PHP Frameworks such as Symfony2 or Zend belong to our main platforms. For website development, SaaS Web offers custom theme development for TYPO3 or WordPress, but als custom extensions or plugins.