Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro replaces default search with the Sphinx-powered search. So search works faster and search results are much more relevant. Using a Sphinx search engine increases conversion of visitors who look up the product on the website by more than 50%!

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Advanced Sphinx Search Pro is rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 user reviews
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Product search connects your products to the shoppers searching for them, helping you drive sales to your store. On average, 20% of visitors use the search. These are the visitors who know what they want and are looking for it to buy. These visitors make a half of your revenue. That is why the quality and speed of product search significantly affects the sales. All these tasks are performed by Magento Advanced Search extension.

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro can significantly improve the speed and quality of search results. This Magento search module replaces the standard search of Magento by search of enterprise level provided by Sphinx.

How does it work?

Sphinx search engine indexes the database products of Magento store and gathers the necessary information for searching to a special data storage. When a user makes a search in the online store, our Magento Advanced Search module refers with the search query to the Sphinx to obtain search results and displays them to a user. Everything happens very quickly.

Main Features

  • Significantly improved search relevance (quality)
  • Google-like search syntax
  • Product attributes weighting
  • Supports morphological word forms dictionaries (like Solr or Lucene search engine)
  • Supports stemming (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, German, Dutch, Russian, Swedish and Czech are available for Sphinx)
  • Built-in dictionary of synonyms (60730 words)
  • Built-in dictionary of stopwords (665 words)
  • Search products by tags
  • Search products by category names
  • Search products by associated products attributes (skus, name, model etc)
  • "Long tail" search strategy
  • Search Landing Pages
  • Search by multiple content types:
    • Catalog Products
    • Catalog Categories
    • Catalog Attribute
    • CMS Pages
    • Blog (AW Blog, Wordpress)
    • VBulletin Forum
    • AW Knowledge Base
    • Search Terms
    • Articles, News etc
  • High Indexing speed
  • High Searching speed of over 500 queries/sec against 1,000,000 skus

Search Quality Comparsion

For tests we used a database with sample data provided by Magento. You can check yourself using Live Demo

Search Phrase Advanced Sphinx Search Pro results Standard Magento Search results
Olympus Stylus 750 7.1MP Digital Camera
Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera
Argus QC-2185 Quick Click 5MP Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot A630 8MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom
Kodak EasyShare C530 5MP Digital Camera
SLR Camera Tripod
Universal Camera Case
Universal Camera Charger

Nokia 2610 Phone
BlackBerry 8100 Pearl
Sony Ericsson W810i
AT&T 8525 PDA
HTC Touch Diamond
Olympus Stylus 750 7.1MP Digital Camera
SLR Camera Tripod
Universal Camera Case
Universal Camera Charger
Universal Camera Charger
Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera
Olympus Stylus 750 7.1MP Digital Camera
Universal Camera Charger
Sony VAIO 11.1" Notebook PC
Apple MacBook Pro MA464LL/A 15.4" Notebook PC
Acer Ferrari 3200 Notebook Computer PC
Toshiba M285-E 14"
Your search returns no results.
samsung phone
Samsung MM-A900M Ace
My Computer
22" Syncmaster LCD Monitor
Nokia 2610 Phone
BlackBerry 8100 Pearl
Sony Ericsson W810i
AT&T 8525 PDA
Samsung MM-A900M Ace
HTC Touch Diamond

Sphinx Search Engine is used by following companies:

Sphinx Search Engine - who use

Need even better Magento Search Results? Try our extension Sphinx Search Ultimate which combined the best achievements in the field of web search! Jan 28, 2016
  • Problem of displaying search autocomplete when using custom cache Jan 14, 2016
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Fpc Crawler Jan 13, 2016
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Improve validator Jan 08, 2016
  • Empty query_id in collection query Jan 06, 2016
  • Conflict with Sonassi_FastSearchIndex Oct 30, 2015
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Admin ACL fix related to Magento security patch Oct 28, 2015
  • Admin routing patch. Compatibility with SUPEE-6788. Oct 27, 2015
  • Wildcard exceptions: support regular expressions Sep 15, 2015
  • Add product search weight to sphinx relevance Aug 20, 2015
  • Issue with deadlock (query table) during full reindex Jun 15, 2015
  • Fix conflict with smartwave Jun 08, 2015
  • Search Index for Smartwave Blog
  • The wrong redirect after reindex Cms Pages Jun 05, 2015
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Add ability to view changelog in validator
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): fix isModuleInstalled (if extension doesn't exist, but xml file is in modules folder) Jun 03, 2015
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Merge with validator + default cron checker Jun 02, 2015
  • Searchable attributes description Jun 02, 2015
  • Searchable attributes description Jun 01, 2015
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Merge with validator + default cron checker Jun 01, 2015
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Additional checks for extension validator May 26, 2015
  • Improvements for reindex notifications May 26, 2015
  • Issues with .highlight css class
  • Error " Item ... with the same id "..." already exist" on page Search > Search Terms May 04, 2015
  • Search index for Magentothem Blog Apr 27, 2015
  • Search Speed Validation Apr 20, 2015
  • New search index "Cms Static Blocks" Mar 31, 2015
  • Added support multi-stores for landing pages Jan 27, 2015
  • Wildcard exceptions: support regular expressions Jan 20, 2015
  • Issue with 404 to search Jan 13, 2015
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): MstCore: Incorrectly identify Magento version (effects only Magento EE with SEO extension) Jan 13, 2015
  • Issue with the search terms when using the flat catalog product table Jan 05, 2015
  • Search Terms Report Dec 23, 2014
  • Issue with reindex categories Dec 22, 2014
  • 404 to search
  • Validate required blocks in layout (catalogsearch/layer) Dec 22, 2014
  • Disable wildcards for synonyms Dec 12, 2014
  • Issue with indexation child products (CE Dec 09, 2014
  • Handling exceptions, if index not found Dec 08, 2014
  • Issue with search products by category Dec 08, 2014
  • Issue with highlighting Dec 05, 2014
  • Validate number of attributes with weights on save product index Dec 05, 2014
  • Prevent caching on sphinx start/stop/reindex Dec 05, 2014
  • Error after create wordpress search index. Dec 04, 2014
  • Detecting sphinx version Dec 01, 2014
  • Conflict with Itoris_LayeredNavigation Nov 26, 2014
  • Improve wildcard functionality
  • Incorrect stopwords logic, if stopword is a punctuation char (?, !, %) Nov 25, 2014
  • Error on reindex, if product index is disabled
  • Check class of releated search terms collection Nov 21, 2014
  • Sphinx receive wrong match mode Nov 18, 2014
  • Tabs for multistore are not displayed, if current store return empty result, but other stores have results Nov 17, 2014
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): In some rare cases we have SQL error during installation (duplicate key name 'mstcore_urlrewrite_index1') Nov 17, 2014
  • Ability to display related search terms at results page Nov 17, 2014
  • Ability to highlight search phrase at results page Nov 17, 2014
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Incorrect core CRC if magento patches were applied
  • Describe cron jobs for configuration with external engine
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Encoding problem with russian chars
  • Ability to translate (depending on store view) search indexes via admin panel
  • Wrong description for "Match Mode" at configuration section
  • Merge options "Match Mode" and "Search Template" to one
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Attachments are downloaded without extension in FF (affected RMA extension)
  • Cms page results with wrong relevance (order)
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): When click "Run validation tests" for particular extension, core test not running
  • Google snippet: Sitelinks Search Box
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Wrong extension code in the extension validator
  • "Duplicate headers received from server" on redirect to landing page
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Ability to validate existence and CRC sum for extension files (depending on version of extension)
  • Add validator and reindex to manual
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Problem with check of extension status
  • Add to the manual about setup Sphinx Engine on Windows
  • Typo "Dispaly multi store results"
  • Add validation for "When I try to click the "Run Full Reindex" button I get this message. Unable to Connect to tcp:// Error #113: No route to host"
  • New search index for Dotsquares - FAQ
  • MstCore (common for all extensions): Add checks for possible PHP cache
  • Add description to search validator for errors
  • Clarify error message in validator
  • Add checks of permissions to validator
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  1. sphinx rocks!

    best search tool to improve results and adapt to user searches!

    By Tatiana on January 26, 2016 Verified Purchase
  2. Great Extension

    By far the best extension for marketing feeds. Easily saves money over a 3rd party feed provider, and feature-rich enough to cover advanced store needs.

    Continuous updates/development is great as well

    By Philip on August 26, 2015 Verified Purchase
  3. Very good product

    A very good product !

    Now, we have a real search function in our magento shop :)

    By Mickael on April 27, 2015 Verified Purchase
  4. Really improves search resaults

    The native Magento search engine is terrible. With this extension your search resaults is improved extremly. Truly recomended! And as always flawless support from Mirasvit team.

    By Robert on March 28, 2015 Verified Purchase
  5. It makes a difference

    The standard Magento search functionality is mediocre at best: with Sphinx Search we had a great improvement in the search results. Recommended.

    By Fabio on February 14, 2015 Verified Purchase
  6. Simply the best !

    I noticed lately the fact that people are so lazy to navigate for products and they prefer to input what they search for in the search bar.
    And more than this, clients are not patient, even if they do mistakes while typing they get anxious and quit the shop.
    This extension solves great the above mentioned problems, being so powerfull and having also grammar and sintax correction posibilities.
    Congratulations !

    By Adrian on September 25, 2014
  7. Highly recommended

    The reason we bought this module was Magento standard search results were irrelevant. Besides re-indexing was taking too much time and sometimes our MySQL server was brought to its knees. With Sphinx search we have perfect search results and no pain. And it is easy to configure too.

    By Taras on March 25, 2014
  8. Great module

    Great module, search just cool, easy to configure and provides relevant search results!

    By Andrey on February 19, 2014 Verified Purchase

    Module is the best!
    Intelligent site search!
    I advise everyone

    By Andrey on January 20, 2014 Verified Purchase
  10. Excellent package

    We used to have Google Site Search in our webshop ( and had some unsolvable problems with that.We started to use Sphinx Search Pro a month ago and it works like a dream! We have witnessed a remarkable improvement in search result relevance which has already raised our conversions. This extension is a must have product, if you need a smooth and affordable search function in your webshop.

    By Marko on December 16, 2013 Verified Purchase
  11. Excellent

    Really excellent extension and support. Thanks.

    By Yaroslav on November 19, 2013
  12. goood

    is the best search for magento.

    great support and great people.


    By Mariano on September 26, 2013
  13. the best extension

    this extension is the best search tool for magento, im loving it!


    By Mariano on September 3, 2013 Verified Purchase
  14. vast improvement and excellent support

    This is what the default Magento shop should contain, customizable search functionality across catalog, blog and cms pages.
    Alexander provided excellent support to work seamless with other customizations.

    By Job on August 28, 2013 Verified Purchase
  15. Easy to use

    Really nice extension and the support team was very helpful ( it was a problem related to my website)

    By Fabrice on August 27, 2013
  16. easy install, excellent support

    extension works great, small issue with static blocks was solved within 1 day by Alexander.

    By Job on August 19, 2013 Verified Purchase
  17. Good extension

    This is a good search extension for magento, thanks

    By Eric Tran on March 30, 2013
  18. Great support and plugin

    Their support team were great at helping us get it working. We had a conflict with another plugin and required help installing Sphinx on our server. Plugin works well too.

    By Media_Lounge on March 22, 2013
  19. Absolutely perfect

    Absolutely perfect. Just what I needed to fix the simple search that is standard on magento. This is a must have extension.

    By GreenW on March 19, 2013
  20. Wonderful extension!

    Wonderful extension, a must for anyone who wants to make search better

    By Diana_angel on March 14, 2013
  21. Thank you and keep up the great work!

    This extension is working great! I've been looking for a reasonably priced search extension for a while now and finally found something solid. Great support and fast response behind the scenes too. Immediately helped me with making few tweaks and modifications. Thank you and keep up the great work!

    By Tduran007 on March 14, 2013
  22. Greatly improves the search function.

    So far so good!! Greatly improves the search function. I completely agree with btd777. The consideration of categories is a must. If that were to be implemented, I would have nothing but good things to say. Thanks!

    By Garrettperna on March 14, 2013
  23. I use this extension on 2 of my sites, and it works very well

    I use this extension on 2 of my sites, and it works very well, customers are very happy with this search.

    By Willsmt69 on March 14, 2013
  24. Must-have in any webstore.

    Hi, a great extension for the online stores that used default Magento Search. After installation the search quality raised substantially. Must-have in any webstore.

    By JaneAu on March 14, 2013
  25. Brilliant

    This extension is fantastic. It gives much better results and is very quick! Also the guys at Mirasvit are always happy to help and even guided us through a problem where results were not showing up. This turned out to be a setting in the admin and nothing to do with the extension but Alexander was still happy to help. Thanks a lot!

    By Paul on March 1, 2013 Verified Purchase
  26. So far so good!!

    So far so good!! Greatly improves the search function. I completely agree with Brent. The consideration of categories is a must. If that were to be implemented, I would have nothing but good things to say. Thanks!

    By Garrettperna on December 21, 2012
  27. Amazing results

    We recently purchased this extension and are happy with the results. The only improvement that we suggested was that it integrated the category names as keywords for product results. They said that this feature will be in the next version. We will really be happy once that it finished. The support team for the extension has been really helpful in helping us configure the extension to meet our needs!

    By Brent on December 13, 2012

Reasons to choose Mirasvit

Client focusing and satisfaction

It is our main goal. A big part of our new clients come from referrals from our existing clients. Our professional team of developers, marketers and support invest the best knowledge and experience, so you could come back to us again and again.

Remarkable support

30-days free and high quality support. We make an effort to satisfy you with work of every module you have purchased in our store. Helping you with installation, configuration, answering your every question, we do all our best to eliminate any possible problems.

Risk-free Investment

30-days money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with work of our extension for any reason we provide a full refund.

Constant improvements and upgrades

We provide you 1 year of free updates. We constantly add new features to all our modules. We are absolutely interested to hear your opinion and to implement your suggested features in our future developments.

Comprehensive Documentation

We provide an expanded user guide for every our extension, so you can find answers for all your burning questions.

Unencrypted source code of our products

You can customize extensions according to your needs and requirements.

Usability and Performance

Module is easy to install and easy to upgrade, just follow step by step our user guide.

Safe Magento updates

No core modifications. Just copy extension files to store root directory.