After further investigation in the Java memory allocation issues, it is not financially feasible for us to run a decently-trafficked web site plus a large search app on a hosted server.
A deal has thus been hammered with the OpenSearchServer company to have them host our search databases on their new software-as-a-service platform, taking a lot of load out of our web server.
Things seem to be running well, and this has been the occasion to fully re-index the full-text search (the “Parse” button on the left). So we probably have a much stabler, more thorough and more frequently updated search solution now that we’re free of the constraints of our small web server.
Feel free to play with the Parse search. For instance it learns us that 35 people on writeups.org shoot Glocks, and 6 are metallurgists (or at least have metallurgy mentioned in their entry). And that Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev appears in four entries, though admittedly there might be different spellings.
At this point the web server is in France, the search app server in Germany and the administration is done in Brasil. The entries are written in Brasil, the US, the UK, Sweden, France, Spain and a few other countries.