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MediaWiki

MediaWiki

MediaWiki is a free software wiki package originally written for Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia project. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis. It is designed to handle a large number of users and pages without imposing too rigid a structure or workflow.

The software is 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.

MediaWiki is usable on both large and small sites, though some aspects of configuration may seem overcomplicated partly as the software is focused on being the editing tool for Wikipedia.

 MediaWiki 1.21.4

Price
Free to download

Size
19.0MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Wikimedia Foundation

Website
mediawiki.org

System Requirements
PHP 5.3.5 or later
Web server (typically Apache)
Database server (MySQL 4.0 or later, PostgreSQL 8.1 or later, Ingress 2006 or later)

Optional:
ImageMagick or HD
TeX
Sendmail
Shell access

Support Sites:
Documentation, FAQ, Mailing Lists, Bugzilla

Selected Reviews:
Linux Journal

Features include:

  • Rich core feature set and a mechanism to attach extensions to provide additional functionality:
    • Skins
    • User styles
    • 'Free links'
  • Supports rich content generated through specialized syntax
  • Namespaces
  • Customization
  • Extensions
  • Access and groups
  • File upload
  • Automatic resizing of images
  • Performance and scalability
    • Squid caches
    • Load-balanced database replication
    • Client-side caching
    • memcached or table-based cacjing
    • Simple static file cache
    • Feature-reduced operation
    • Revision compression
    • Job queue for database operations
  • Full text search
  • Talk pages
  • Message notification
  • Automatic signatures
  • Multilanguage support with UTF-8 support
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