Media Wiki Setup

MediaWiki

Just setup a new wiki for my website. So easy — I used Media Wiki as commonly found on Wikipedia.

Installations

  1. Ensure you have Apache, PHP running.
  2. Download MediaWiki.
  3. Unzip and move the folder to a web directory.
  4. Change permissions on the config folder.
  5. Open browser goto http://website/wiki_folder.
  6. Fill in user and database details.
  7. Copy /config/Localsettings.phto the main wiki directory.
  8. Delete the config directory.
  9. Enjoy !

Recommendations

I recommend using a separate database for each instance of MediaWiki – this way if you need to uninstall it you can just mysql# drop wiki_database.
Install php-mmcache or similar to help speed wiki access up for users.
Customise

The first thing i did was to customise the logo – which has to be 135px by 135px.

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