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MediaWiki Hosting – Web App Overview

MediaWiki is a powerful PHP-based wiki engine developed to handle high volumes of traffic

Originally written for Wikipedia, this free, open-source script uses wikitext format in lieu of the complex HTML or CSS editing. It has a simple but customizable style sheet, and functionality can be made more advanced through extensions.

Performance and scalability are optimized to handle massive platforms with extremely high traffic rates (like hundreds of thousands of visits per day).

Who uses MediaWiki?

MediaWiki has been supporting high-traffic sites such as public wikis (wiki encyclopedias) as well as large companies and government-supported websites.


Major features:

  • Easy Navigation
  • Editing, Formatting, and Referencing
  • Look and feel change
  • File uploading
  • Multilanguage support
  • User Management
  • Syndication


  • Easy to contribute without much training
  • Manage and find content
  • Customizable to your preferences
  • Content management and sharing
  • UTF-8 support allows one piece of software to author for all languages
  • Access and security control
  • Share your site info

Browse this page for MediaWiki feature list.

A closer look at MediaWiki

Editing interface:

Editing a page by using the Semantic Forms extension

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Websites using MediaWiki

About 121,000 live websites are using MediaWiki, and 80+ sites are from Australia. (source:

A sample of websites that run on MediaWiki:

Hosting Requirements

Image thumbnailing and TeX require additional programs. Parsoid (required by VisualEditor) and other services have their own requirements.

(*) – MariaDB, a GPL fork of the MySQL code by Monty Widenius, the founder of MySQL, is an alternative and can also be used by MediaWiki.

Getting started with MediaWiki

Install MediaWiki app on Hosting Cloud via the One Click Application Installer.

You can download the app from its official website, too. Be sure to check the installation guide first.


Publisher: MediaWiki
Category: Wiki / CMS
Initial release: 2002
Language: PHP / MySQL
Dev/s: Wikimedia Foundation
License: GNU GPLv2
Price: Free

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