Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro replaces the default search with the Sphinx-powered search. Therefore, the 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%!

Compatible with:

Community - 1.9.3
Enterprise -
Advanced Sphinx Search Pro is rated 5 out of 5 based on 40 user reviews
40 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 bar. These are the visitors who know what they want and are looking to buy. These visitors make up 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 Magento's standard search with the search of an enterprise level provided by Sphinx.

How does it work?

Sphinx search engine indexes the database products of the Magento store and gathers the necessary information for searching to a special data storage. When a user creates a search in the online store, our Magento Advanced Search module refers to the Sphinx's search query 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 form 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 for yourself using our 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 the 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!




  • Fix error 'Headers already sent' caused by function '404 to search'




  • Fix module Mage Configurable Swatches does not work on search result pages when our extension used (affects all).


  • Troubleshoot. Fix problem with the Mage Configurable Swatches module.
  • Troubleshoot. Fix conflict with Mana Filters extension.




  • Escape sphinx query


  • Improve performance for single result redirect




  • Fix singularize issue in Dutch language (affects all)




  • Compatibility with Magento
  • Use product search weight from default scope if it empty at a store scope




  • Documentation updates




  • Wrong search weight calculation for products




  • #2 Ability to select ignored categories for the search index


  • Wildcard exceptions ignored if wildcard suffix or prefix mode are used (affects all)




  • Correctly use translation method




  • Fix problem with search terms when flat catalog product enabled


  • Performance improvement for single result redirect




  • Improve search speed script


  • Fix crc issue for search index files




  • Fix for php 7 constructor method name same as class name


  • Surface improvements for the indexation process




  • #8 Scope label for settings at the search indexes
  • Improve search for index Mirasvit Gift Registry
  • Change column type for search index field "title"




  • Show debug info for External Sphinx Engine
  • Stop searchd using its own command and use URL of default store


  • Validate extension's CRC values




  • Fixed an issue with mb_strtolower




  • NL translation




  • Check Giftr block existence
  • Fixed a potential XSS issue with m_test_search_speed.php




  • New search index for Mirasvit Gift Registry




  • Properly process multibyte UTF-8 characters




  • Fix issue with the search queries that contain the word 'as'




  • Enable morphology search for External Sphinx Engine when the wildcard search is enabled




  • Convert store ID to array only for Sphinx Client
  • Rebuild "Search terms" section and improve performance




  • Added ability to use custom attributes in search by categories



  • SSU-14 - Added ability to filter search results by relevance



  • Improved query builder performance (stopwords)



  • Fixed an issue with dublicating queries at Catalog / Search Terms



  • New search index for Blackbird ContentManager


  • Fixed an issue with enclose relevance column



  • SSU-22 Compatibility with the version of Magento



  • SSU-21 Fix problem with search report (affects from


  • Added bundled product to primary product search index



  • Fixed issue with "." in search terms (sphinx mode)



  • Update composer.json (requirements)



  • Fixed an issue with Undefined offset for entity custom weights



  • SSU-19 - Added store code to multi-store search results configuration



  • Extended list of conflicted extensions for validator (Activo/CatalogSearch, Netzarbeiter/GroupsCatalog2)



  • Fixed an issue with wrong quote in sql query, when option "Push out of stock products to bottom" is enabled

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  1. Very good extension        Magento 1

    I bought this extension for my magento website and it really improved my search results. Customers are now happy! Thank you!

    By Adrian on September 7, 2017 Verified Purchase
  2. Every magento is a must        Magento 1

    I would definitely recommend it very handy
    Every magento is a must

    By Turgay on July 28, 2017 Verified Purchase
  3. Good and accurate        Magento 1

    Have a chat before purchase and happy to know I am eligible to get free magento 2 extensions for my future migration. Easy to install and no problem in my magento store ver. Thank you so much!

    By Yuki on July 14, 2017 Verified Purchase
  4. Nice extension!        Magento 1

    Great extension, works really as we wanted!

    By Laura on March 20, 2017 Verified Purchase
  5. Just go for the ultimate        Magento 1

    for an extra $50, the ultimate item they have is even better.

    By Brian on March 16, 2017 Verified Purchase
  6. Fantastic Extension        Magento 1

    We have found this extension to be a true asset to our website. Will definitely be purchasing it again for our other clients.

    By Matt on February 23, 2017 Verified Purchase
  7. Good product        Magento 1

    Very fast seraching

    By Denis on February 2, 2017 Verified Purchase
  8. 1 people found this review helpful
    Very efficient extension        Magento 1

    Very efficient extension. Easy installation and a lot of options to tweek. We had some configuration doubts, but support sorted them out: connected to our test Environment and did re-configuration. Very much recommended!

    By Mantas on December 23, 2016 Verified Purchase
  9. Great product        Magento 1

    Great product. I use since 3 years ago.

    By Javier on October 18, 2016 Verified Purchase
  10. The Best!        Magento 1

    Fantastic features and very fast

    By Paulo on August 12, 2016 Verified Purchase
  11. We get an icredible CRO improvement        Magento 1

    This plugin improves magento search results very much. Clients get much better service and we sell more.

    By Lisandro on August 11, 2016 Verified Purchase
  12. Excellent Product !        Magento 1

    We have implemented for one of our client and they are very happy. Good Stuff guys.

    By Srinivas Vardha on July 1, 2016 Verified Purchase
  13. Good product        Magento 1

    Good module, does the job as requested; provides relevant search results. Easy to configure.

    By Anne on March 28, 2016 Verified Purchase
  14. sphinx rocks!        Magento 1

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

    By Tatiana on January 26, 2016 Verified Purchase
  15. Great Extension        Magento 1

    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
  16. Very good product        Magento 1

    A very good product !

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

    By Mickael on April 27, 2015 Verified Purchase
  17. Really improves search resaults        Magento 1

    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
  18. It makes a difference        Magento 1

    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
  19. Simply the best !        Magento 1

    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
  20. Highly recommended        Magento 1

    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
  21. Great module        Magento 1

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

    By Andrey on February 19, 2014 Verified Purchase
  22. THE BEST        Magento 1

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

    By Andrey on January 20, 2014 Verified Purchase
  23. Excellent package        Magento 1

    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
  24. Excellent        Magento 1

    Really excellent extension and support. Thanks.

    By Yaroslav on November 19, 2013
  25. goood        Magento 1

    is the best search for magento.

    great support and great people.


    By Mariano on September 26, 2013
  26. the best extension        Magento 1

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


    By Mariano on September 3, 2013 Verified Purchase
  27. vast improvement and excellent support        Magento 1

    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
  28. Easy to use        Magento 1

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

    By Fabrice on August 27, 2013
  29. easy install, excellent support        Magento 1

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

    By Job on August 19, 2013 Verified Purchase
  30. Good extension        Magento 1

    This is a good search extension for magento, thanks

    By Eric Tran on March 30, 2013
  31. Great support and plugin        Magento 1

    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
  32. Absolutely perfect        Magento 1

    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
  33. Wonderful extension!        Magento 1

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

    By Diana_angel on March 14, 2013
  34. Thank you and keep up the great work!        Magento 1

    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
  35. Greatly improves the search function.        Magento 1

    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
  36. I use this extension on 2 of my sites, and it works very well        Magento 1

    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
  37. Must-have in any webstore.        Magento 1

    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
  38. Brilliant        Magento 1

    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
  39. So far so good!!        Magento 1

    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
  40. Amazing results        Magento 1

    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

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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.

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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.