Relevanssi - A Better Search
Massive table of 1GB created by Relevanssi (5 posts)

  1. Perryb2006
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I installed the plugin on my blog today itself and enabled the caching functionality. However within few hours I was warned by my host that the wp_relevanssi_cache was using around 1GB of Database space! I was shocked after reading that email.

    The web host has specifically told me to deactivate the plugin and stay away from it as it looked 'messy'.

    I was happy to finally find a true replacement of default wordpress search but then this happened.

    Any solution?


  2. Mikko Saari
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Disable the cache. It's not necessary or even useful in most cases. I never use it myself. I should probably add some kind of a warning to it.

    How the cache can take a GB of database space within just few hours is a bit of a mystery to me, do people search your blog a lot? The cache is purged once a day by default to prevent it from getting bloated.

    Relevanssi has over 60k downloads and fairly good ratings in the plugin repository, so it's not a huge problem for most folks. It's still the best replacement for WordPress search I've seen so far. Do give it another go without the cache.

  3. Perryb2006
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Search tagging plugin makes the most use of search function. So yeah, search is frequently used.

    And I made the plugin clear cache once in 2 days unaware of the fact that this might happen.

    I do understand and respect relevanssi as a plugin and its usefullness but I cannot be a trouble for my webhost anymore. Can you assure that the same issue will not arise after disabling cache?

    Thanks for the quick reply :)

  4. Mikko Saari
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, if you disable the cache, nothing gets written in the cache database table. That problem will 100% certainly go away.

  5. Perryb2006
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Alright then. I'll give it a shot. This plugin is too good to ignore :)

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