What is MediaWiki?
MediaWiki is a free open-source wiki software and as all wikis it allows everyday users to create and edit webpage content in any browser without knowledge in CSS and HTML. Mediawiki supports this open editing function where anyone can add and edit content, which the software would write in its database but without deleting the old version. Thus in case of certain abuse of this great functionality, the administrators could revert to the original unedited version. MediaWiki is also the most famous wiki engine as it is used to power Wikipedia. You may visit the official project website for more information here.
Managing a site with MediaWiki
If you have decided to work with MediaWiki on your project, there are several things you should consider: hosting, installation, and management of content are the most essential ones.
MediaWiki is a server software and you need hosting to go live with your website. Many hosts would support this software, but few providers will provide the quality of service you will find at SiteGround.com and the dedicated support that will walk you through the setup and later management of your wiki site.
MediaWiki hosting by SiteGround includes:
When hosted by SiteGround your MediaWiki site will enjoy top speed, unmatched security and expert support!
- Free MediaWiki Installation
- Free Domain
- Unlimited Traffic and Emails
- Expert 24/7 MediaWiki Support
- FREE Daily Backup
- FREE CDN Service
How to install MediaWiki is the first question you will ask when you start. Don’t worry though! If you use SiteGround hosting, we will install it for you for free, or if you want to give it a try yourself, we provide you with Softaculous script installer (located in your account’s cPanel), which will auto-install it for you in just a few seconds.
Once your MediaWiki is installed, you are ready to start creating pages and content. We provide you with a detailed tutorial on how to manage your MediaWiki site.