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What is the Opensolr Traffic Bandwidth Limit:
The Traffic Bandwidth Limit, is there, instead of limiting your usage, by the number of requests.
At Opensolr, we recognize that there may be those use cases where you could have a lot of smaller requests, and it's not fair to bill and charge for the number of those requests, but rather, this will charge you (on a pre-paid plan), on the number of outgoing bytes that are being sent from your Opensolr Index, to your website or application. Therefore, 1 Gb of Traffic could mean 1 million requests (if you know how to optimize your requests), or it could be 1 request (if you don't know how to optimize your requests).
If you are wondering about your Search Traffic Bandwidth Usage, it is most likely, that a Bot, or even an attack has reached the search pages throughout your website, and this way, they will pass that traffic on to our servers here at Opensolr.

First, read here, to learn about a few ways to save traffic bandwidth.
Also, read our Best Practices Guide, which may also help with saving traffic bandwidth.
Opensolr, transparently logs every single request made to our Solr infrastructure.
This means, that you get full access to see all requests, either via our Automation API, or via the Opensolr Index Control Panel.


  1. API - Logs & Analytics:
    • This will give you the option to get and facet your requests by various fields.
    • Any Solr supported paramter is accepted while using our API, as it is also  described here.
    • Below is an example on how to facet all results by IP and path. You can learn more here.
  2. Index Control Panel Analytics.
    • This will show you a few useful metrics where you can learn more about the traffic spikes, popular queries, and more. You can find some examples below:
  3. Tail the logs. This can be done via your Index Control Panel, by selecing Solr Request Log or Bandwidth Request Log.
    • That is a tail of the last 1000 lines from your live request log. This will help you identify the live traffic in your website, and also helps you take necessary action on your web server, in order to mitigate any bottlenecks or reduce unwanted traffic. 
    • Examples follow below:

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