>> Indeed, as of January 2004 the Wikipedia uses a MySQL database to store its 190K+ entries, but even with the database Wikipedia has disabled its online search because of performance issues and just forwards search queries directly to Google.
Wikipedia switched to a Lucene-based search engine in 2005. Prior to that they used MySQL for search. There might have been a brief period where they used Google results, but I don't remember it. Otterfan
>> Searches - using Google et. al.
This may be fine for PUBLIC Wiki's but it is certainly NOT OK for private ones. PmWiki should always keep a local search capability. Julian Knight March 09, 2012, at 09:45 AM