I want to add search to my company's API docs, which is a static HTML website. I originally wanted to use Algolia's DocSearch after seeing it in action at Fathom , but I applied for access and according to my rejection letter, it's apparently only available for open source projects (yet I know of more than a few businesses using it... weird.)
Then I looked into using Algolia's main product, but I couldn't figure out how to set it up. Very poor onboarding experience. I got frustrated with the constant paywalls just trying to piece together how the product would work -- "request access to Crawlers", "contact us to learn more." At this point, I'm not even sure if Algolia supports static sites.
What I'd love is to have an automated crawler peel through my site and automatically create an index, and then give me a library that I can use to include a search bar on my site.
I want to pay for a quality product. I do not want to self-host or manage my own index.
Are there any alternatives for static sites? What do you use?