install MediaWiki

Install MediaWiki

How to Install MediaWiki using SimpleScripts

  1. You'll need a Hosting Account. See our Recommended Hosts or try it on your own hosting.
  2. Enter your FTP Information into SimpleScripts and select where you would like MediaWiki installed.
  3. That's it! Sit back and watch while we install MediaWiki to your website in seconds.
MediaWiki is free server-based software which is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It's designed to be run on a large server farm for a website that gets millions of hits per day. MediaWiki is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation, that uses PHP to process and display data stored in its MySQL database.

Pages use MediaWiki's wikitext format, so that users without knowledge of XHTML or CSS can edit them easily.

When a user submits an edit to a page, MediaWiki writes it to the database, but without deleting the previous versions of the page, thus allowing easy reverts in case of vandalism or spamming. MediaWiki can manage image and multimedia files, too, which are stored in the filesystem. For large wikis with lots of users, MediaWiki supports caching and can be easily coupled with Squid proxy server software.

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Current Version

1.21.3 Stable - 4 December 2013

Older Available Versions

1.21.1 Stable - 3 June 2013
1.20.6 Stable - 22 May 2013
1.20.5 Stable - 6 May 2013
1.20.3 Stable - 11 April 2013
1.20.2 Stable - 29 January 2013

License Information

MediaWiki is released under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.

Bug Reports and Known Issues

We're doing our best to make sure MediaWiki installs smoothly, but problems can occur. If you find something out of the ordinary and you can tell us how you got there, we'll be happy to take a look.

Current Issues

There are no known issues for MediaWiki at this time.