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[Discuss] Creating a Wiki server

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Kyle Leslie <fbxxkl at> wrote:

> Hi everyone,  my office IT group has documents spread out between us, some
> the same, some different.
> I was hoping to set up a small wiki type server so that our group could
> collaborate and share documents with each other.
> Any suggestions on a set up.  I have seen some things about TikiWiki and
> MediaWiki.

Joining in late in the discussion, but since no one else mentioned it, allow
me to endorse DokuWiki < >. I'm not sure if
MediaWiki has yet managed to create a clear plugin protocol and API -- last
time I checked, MediaWiki plugins were rather ad-hoc compared to DokuWiki.

DokuWiki has a healthy set of third-party plugins using official integration
points (and being packagable and uninstallable). DokuWiki uses the
filesystem for storage of pages, attachments, gzipped old versions, and a
binary index. It requires only PHP and a web server and uses no cron jobs or
databases. In short, it's easy to setup and try out.

DokuWiki supports namespaces (in a tree structure), wiki syntax extensions
(including source code coloring), page history, access control lists,
scripted plugin/extension installation, and more.

In terms of scalability, I'd say DokuWiki's sweet spots are
personal/department web sites and project documentation. Thousands of
readers, a handful of writers, and at most hundreds of pages.

I use DokuWiki to publish my personal web site.

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