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The Benefits of Remote Hosted Search

Instead of installing and running a website search engine locally, all Blossom services run remotely, thus:
  • There is nothing to Install.
    Using a search service is very easy. You just create a search form that points to the search server. There is no software to install or configure.
  • You always Run the Latest Software.
    At Blossom, we continually improve the capability, efficiency, and reliability of our services. As a client, you get the benefit of our work automatically: there is nothing to install and nothing to upgrade.
  • Expert Help Always Available, at no extra cost.
    Blossom will monitor your search to make sure they run smoothly. If a problem does occur, you can rely on our experienced support staff to fix it quickly. If you are having difficulty integrating search with your site, or if you have special requirements, you can call on our staff for expert advice.
  • There is Less Load on Your Hardware.
    Spidering documents and creating a search index can require significant computing resources, and searching an index is among the most complex tasks carried out on a website. By having our servers perform these tasks, you lighten the load on your servers keeping them responsive to other requests.
  • Your Site is More Secure.
    Because of their complexity, search engines are often an avenue for attack by hackers. Some search engines are poorly written or written in scripting languages that can be compromised. Blossom's search software has been hardened through years of development and testing on millions of queries.
  • You Save Time.
    Once you create your search form, and optionally customize the search results, your job is done. There is nothing to monitor, no index updates to schedule, and no software to upgrade.
Also, get these benefits with remote-hosted search from Blossom. To read more about outsourcing search, see Steve Arnold's article Should your enterprise outsource search? published in KM World.