Wiki: MediaWiki

Install Guides

Step 1: Create a database via your hosting control panel, refer to your setup email for login information. If your site does not have a control panel please request a MySQL database setup for your domain by opening a support ticket.

• Log in to your hosting control panel
• Click the Tools link in the navigation
• Click the Database Manager icon
• Create a MySQL database and make note of the database name, user and password

Step 2: Download the latest version tarball from the MediaWiki web site

Step 3: Extract the tarball file to a directory on your computer

Step 4: Upload the files via FTP to your site where you want to install the wiki. If you want the wiki to power the home page of your site upload the files to the web root folder (/www folder in most cases).

Step 5: Before starting the install some write permissions need to be set. This can be done via the ACL Manager under the Tools link in your hosting control panel, set ReadWriteDelete for the *_web user on /config folder. If you do not have a control panel please open a support ticket to request the permission changes.

Step 6: Point a browser to your home page or the folder where you uploaded the files and fill out the required information.

Step 7: On the database section use for hostname, MyISAM for Storage Engine and fill in the information you noted when creating your database

Step 8: After completing the install the /config/LocalSettings.php file to the parent directory of the wiki installation and set the permissions on the /LocalSettings.php file to Read via your hosting control panel.

To keep your site and wiki secure it is important to install software updates as soon as possible! Check with the publisher of the software frequently if any updates are available.

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