SearchStax Managed Search Free Trial

The SearchStax Managed Search service offers a 14-Day Free Trial program for prospective customers. No credit card is required for the duration of your free trial and you can experiment with SearchStax for two weeks, free of charge.

The purpose of the trial is to demonstrate how easy it is to deploy, manage and maintain your Solr infrastructure with SearchStax at a value that cannot be replicated with do-it-yourself or third-party hosting. 

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SearchStax Managed Search Trial Deployments

As a free-trial user, you may create one dedicated deployment (at a time) for evaluation purposes.

These free-trial deployments available:

  • AWS NDN1: Amazon Web Services, single-node, 1 GB memory, 8 GB storage.
  • AWS NDN2: Amazon Web Services, single-node, 2 GB memory, 16 GB storage.
  • AWS NDC4: Amazon Web Services, two-node cluster, 4 GB memory, 32 GB storage.
  • Azure NDN2: Microsoft Azure, single-node, 2 GB memory, 16 GB storage.
  • Azure NDC4: Microsoft Azure, two-node cluster, 4 GB memory, 32 GB storage.
  • Google GCP NDN2: Google Cloud, single-node, 2 GB memory, 16 GB storage.
  • Google GCP NDC4: Google Cloud, two-node cluster 4 GB memory, 32 GB storage.

It usually takes five minutes to set up a single-node deployment, and up to fifteen minutes to set up a cluster using AWS. For Azure, setup times can be longer. Feel free to explore our documentation and our Help Center while you wait.

Providers, Regions, Deployments, and Prices

Please contact us for more information on SearchStax cloud providers, regions, and available Solr versions.

Sign Up for Trial Account

To sign up for a SearchStax Managed Search free trial, go to the SearchStax Free-Trial page. Fill in the enrollment form.

SearchStax will send you a confirmation message to verify your email address. You must click on a link before you can log in to your trial account.

Get Started with our Quick Start Guide

Our SearchStax Managed Search Quick Start page contains everything you need to take SearchStax for a test drive:

  1. Set Up an Account
  2. Create a Solr Deployment
  3. Install the Zookeeper Script
  4. Create an IP Filter
  5. Upload a Solr Configuration
  6. Create a Collection
  7. Index Documents
  8. Search the Collection

What the Free Trial Does Not Include

The Free Trial is intended to give you an overview of the capabilities of SearchStax Managed Search, but it does not include access to many of the features that our customers use for production environments, such as:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Virtual Private Clouds
  • Automation APIs
  • Custom JAR files
  • Security (Two-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-On)
  • Scaling
  • In-place Solr Version Upgrades
  • 3rd Party Monitoring Tool Integrations

Technical Support During Free Trial

We want you to succeed, so of course we offer support. See How to File a Support Request.

Convert to a Paid Account

Becoming a SearchStax customer is as easy as entering a credit-card number. On the SearchStax Managed Search dashboard, go to the Billing and Payments tab.

From the moment we receive your billing information, you become a SearchStax customer entitled to SILVER level support.

Managed Search Pricing

If you are planning to use SearchStax Managed Search in a production environment, you should check out the Managed Search Pricing page for a summary of the Support and Add-on Options.

Cancelling the Free Trial

To cancel your free trial, navigate to the User Preferences tab of the SearchStax Managed Search dashboard. Click the big red button.

Deleted Deployments

When a Free Trial is cancelled or expires, the deployment and collections are automatically deleted. They cannot thereafter be restored by any means.

Billing Details

SearchStax’s policies regarding free-trial billing are:

  • If you let the 14 days run out, we will close the account and delete the deployment automatically. You will not be billed.
  • If you cancel the free trial by deleting the account, you will not be billed.
  • For paying customers, billing begins at the moment you give us your credit-card number. You will not be billed for your “free trial” activities up to that moment.

Month-to-Month vs. Annual Commitment

The prices shown when creating a new deployment in SearchStax are the month-to-month self-service rates. Lower rates apply to annual and three-year commitments. See our Managed Search pricing details for more information.