The Best Free Wiki Software Compared

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 able 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.To help you select the best wiki engine for your website, we have ranked the most popular ones based on their usage at SiteGround servers, which truly reflect the value each engine has.

TikiWiki is a powerful open-source Groupware and Content Management System, written in PHP. It has become the leading wiki engine thanks to the many additional and CMS-like features it has. TikiWiki can be used as a collaboration tool, but also to create web sites and intranets, for forums, chat rooms, poll taking, blog, file and image gallery, FAQ, calendar, and much more! offers an expert hosting for Tikiwiki with free installation, 24/7 support and a powerful set of features.

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. This focuses the efforts for its development around the needs of these large projects, which explains why it is only second to usage on our servers. Unlike TikiWiki, it has less in-built functionality and relies more on extensions, which also makes it harder for upgrade and maintenance.

If you would like to see how MediaWiki works, SiteGround offers you hosting with MediaWiki installed and activated in less than 5 min, as well as 24/7 MediaWiki customer support.

DokuWiki is an easy to use and standards-compliant wiki system, which is best suitable for creating and managing documentation. DokuWiki helps teams and workgroups interact much easier while working on a project thanks to the user-level system granting access to different users to different parts of the website. Also, its administrative panel works with editing text rather than code, which makes it easy to use.

SiteGround offers professional installation of DokuWiki and expert support for customers using that software on our hosting plans.