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How to connect Meilisearch on Laravel Forge

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Vincenzo Raco
ยทMar 17, 2022ยท

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Hi, today I'm going to show you how to connect a Meilisearch server to a Laravel Forge server app.

As you might know, Laravel Forge supports 7 types of server and one of them is Meilisearch. The Meilisearch instance must have its own server - for testing purposes or light web applications the $5 DigitalOcean is fine

First of all you will need to create the Meilisearch server:

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Once it's been created, you will need to go to the Network tab on your Meilisearch server and allow the connection to your Laravel application - You will need to the same thing on your Laravel application Network tab

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Now we need the get the MEILISEARCH_KEY to use on our Laravel application. To do so, you will need to go to the Meilisearch tab and enter the Master Password that Laravel Forge showed/sent you.

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You will then need to copy the Default Admin API Key and assign it into your Laravel application MEILISEARCH_KEY .env file key

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Your MEILISEARCH_HOST should be http://YOUR_MEILISEARCH_SERVER_IP however, if you change your default site and assign a domain/sub-domain, you will need to give the following value http://YOUR_MEILISEARCH_DOMAIN (https if you have installed a SSL certificate)

You don't need to specify the 7700 port as Laravel Forge will proxy the port 80 to 127.0.0.1:7700.

That's all there is to it.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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