You’re spoilt for choice, choose your preferred method of installation.
The Step by step installation is good enough for intranet usage and it is a excellent illustration of how a searx instance is build up. If you place your instance public to the internet you should really consider to install a filtron reverse proxy and for privacy a result proxy is mandatory.
The following will install a setup as shown in Architecture. First you need to get a clone. The clone is only needed for the installation procedure and some maintenance tasks (alternatively you can create your own fork).
For the installation procedure, use a sudoer login to run the scripts. If you
root, take into account that the scripts are creating a
filtron and a
morty user. In the installation procedure
these new created users do need read access to the clone of searx, which is not
the case if you clone into a folder below
$ cd ~/Downloads $ git clone https://github.com/searxng/searxng.git searx $ cd searx
Install searx service
This installs searx as described in Step by step installation.
$ sudo -H ./utils/searx.sh install all
Install filtron reverse proxy
$ sudo -H ./utils/filtron.sh install all
Install result proxy
$ sudo -H ./utils/morty.sh install all
If all services are running fine, you can add it to your HTTP server:
Install external plugins
shell to install external plugins. In the example below we
install the searx plugins from The Green Web Foundation [ref]:
$ sudo -H ./utils/searx.sh shell // exit with [CTRL-D] (searx-pyenv) searx@ryzen:~$ pip install git+https://github.com/return42/tgwf-searx-plugins
In the settings.yml activate the
plugins: section and add module
only_show_green_results from tgwf-searx-plugins.
plugins: - only_show_green_results