With the increase in demand for high performance site more and more site builders are turning towards integrating site with solr for site search as it provides
full-text search, faceted search, real-time indexing, NoSQL features[1] and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling thus helping in reducing the load on site. If you are also looking to integrate solr in your local then follow the below steps to install apache solr in your local site

  1. Apache solr has dependency in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Check for the current JRE version in your system
java -version
  1. Download apache solr package from "http://lucene.apache.org/solr/"

  2. Unzip the package by using the folliwng command

tar -zxvf {filename}
  1. Locate the unzip folder to the desired location in your system. For example if you want to move the package to C:/ then type the following command
mv {foldername} C:/
  1. For starting apache solr, go to the bin folder
cd SOLR/bin
  1. Start apache solr
solr start -p 8983

Apache solr shoud be locally running and ready for use. You can access solr using your browser by typing the following command

Hope this helps!!