I am attempting to configure Solr search with a drupal web page on a dev server. I have installed the server and the Search_API_Solr modules along with it's dependencies. When I try to connect the Search_API_Solr module to my server, I get the error:
The Solr server could not be reached. Further data is therefore unavailable.
SOLR SERVER URI: http:// host_machine:8983/solr/#
CONNECTION: The Solr server could not be reached. Further data is therefore unavailable.
To attempt to remedy this, I've tried linking directly to the core that I have setup (e.g. http://host_machine:8983/solr/mycorename) to no success.
Does anyone have any experience fixing this? I've searched through every bug/support post I came across and attempted all of the solutions with no fix.
P.S. I've read somewhere that you can't access a Solr server if the Drupal site is running on the same host. I don't know the validity of that.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks.