Check out apache solr.

The php implementation of Lucene was very slow and had a lot of perfomance 
issues the last time I tried it
------Original Message------
From: Larry Garfield
Subject: [PHP] Lucene library
Sent: Dec 11, 2012 5:41 PM

Hi all.

I recall hearing about there being a PHP port of the Lucene library some 
years ago, but I don't recall whence it came.  It was a stand-alone PHP 
lib, which needed some integration to be viable as an actual search 
engine but worked up to a point by storing data straight on disk as 
files.  That meant it didn't scale beyond a few tens of thousands of 
records, but that's still a decent number.

Does that ring a bell for anyone?  Anyone know if it still exists, and 
if so where?  I didn't find it in , which is 
where I figured it would be if it were still maintained.

I may have a use for it if it still exists.

--Larry Garfield

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