Comparison of the best free wiki software
One of the most outstanding technologies developed and improved during the last decade is the wiki engine. With this web-based application every user is capable to create a comprehensive knowledge base or an interactive website on any personal, corporate or social topic, and share it with the user's community. The wiki engine enables each member to search, read, add and edit articles, and thus improve the content of the wiki. Wiki software can be downloaded as a ready-made tool and in the majority of cases its use is free of charge.
Wiki main advantages:
The following list shows some of the main advantages of a wiki engine, that contribute to wiki being a fascinating collaborative and knowledge base software:
- Wiki requires only basic programming skills and thus is simple to use and maintain.
- Wiki provides easy text formatting and docs linking tools.
- Members can create content (articles, manuals and other documents) independently of each other.
- Wikis are mostly free and open source.
- There is a bottom-up structure approach and simple navigation.
- Connection to other wikis is possible.
- Wikis have broad fields of application.
How to choose the right wiki for your website: MediaWiki, TikiWiki or DokuWiki?
Once you have decided to use one of the wikis, you should consider which wiki tool to choose for your web site. In this article we will compare three of the best free wiki tools hosted by SiteGround: MediaWiki, TikiWiki and
No matter which one you choose, SiteGround will provide you with all wiki hosting resources you need, such as immediate account activation, quick and easy
installation, tutorials, storage space for all your wiki files, data security, website access reliability and top customer care.
MediaWiki - The software behind Wikipedia!
MediaWiki is the most popular wiki software on the net. It is used to run Wikipedia (the World's largest online encyclopedia) and other projects of the non-profit WikiMedia Foundation, as well as many other wikis. MediaWiki supports many languages, website user styles, multimedia and extension features, index of content items, edit tracking, talk pages and a lot more. MediaWiki is suitable for personal and education use. MediaWiki is a free software package licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
If you would like to see how MediaWiki works, at SiteGround.com you get MediaWiki installed and activated in less than 15 min, as well as advanced MediaWiki customer support.
TikiWiki is a powerful open-source Groupware and Content Management System, written in PHP. TikiWiki can be used to create web sites and intranets. TikiWiki offers great resources if you use it for a collaboration tool. You can use TikiWiki for forums, chat rooms, poll taking, blog, file and image gallery, FAQ, calendar, and much more! Please check here for TikiWiki's full features list.
At SiteGround.com you can learn how to start your wiki
website with a free installation of TikiWiki.
SiteGround is a TikiWiki friendly host where you will find a home for your wiki website!
DokuWiki is an easy to use and
standards-compliant wiki system. DokuWiki is the best choice if you need to write a documentation for a small or medium company. It eases the creation of structured content, it has a powerful syntax, and data files can be read outside the Wiki. DokuWiki helps teams and workgroups interact much easier while working on a project. All data is stored in plain text files and no database is required.
DokuWiki (as well as MediaWiki and TikiWiki) is written in PHP. DokuWiki is not included in Fantastico. At SiteGround you get an affordable highly professional installation of DokuWiki.