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MeiliSearch is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use and deploy search engine. Both searching and indexing are highly customizable. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.

Here, the installation wil use GNU/Linux but it can be deploy on macOS too. For Windows, Windows Subsytem for Linux is a excellent solution.



The simple way to setup Meilisearch is curl

curl -L | sh

Now you can launch Meilisearch


But the best solution is to add to binaries

sudo mv ./meilisearch /usr/bin/

Now you can launch it



You will need to install Rust

scoop install rust rustup

Clone meilisearch

git clone meilisearch ; cd meilisearch

Update the rust toolchain to the latest version

rustup default stable-x86_64-pc-windows-gnu
rustup update

Compile the project

cargo build --release

Execute the server binary



Create service

You can create a service locally but it's often on production server.

Create service

sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/meilisearch.service

Add this config to service, here with password Y0urVery-S3cureAp1K3y


ExecStart=/usr/bin/meilisearch --http-addr --env production --master-key Y0urVery-S3cureAp1K3y


Enable it

sudo systemctl enable meilisearch
sudo systemctl start meilisearch

Check status

sudo systemctl status meilisearch

Create domain

For Meilisearch you need to have endpoint, so you have to create VHost for it

server {
listen 80;
listen [::]:80;

location / {

access_log /var/log/nginx/meilisearch.access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/meilisearch.error.log;

Execute certbot to add HTTPS and your endpoint is available on