Mediawiki? its 2 easy installation process.

What is MediaWiki

Mediawiki is a collaboration and documentation platform used by many companies. This is the open-source platform anyone can use, and the main part it is free to use. This is the guide to install the Media-Wiki developed by many of the volunteers. It is free to use under the GNU General Public License.

Uses of Mediawiki

  • IT Companies
  • Developers
  • Organizations

System requirements of MediaWiki


  • the 2 main webservers are apache and IIS
  • it also works on (LiteSpeed, Nginx, Lighttpd, and Caddy.) 


  • it works on the latest version of PHP (7.4.3)
  • The minimum requirement of PHP is (7.3.19)


it works on the following database 

  • MySQL 5.5.8+* 
  • MariaDB 5.1+
  • PostgreSQL 9.2
  • SQLite 3

 Installation of Mediawiki 

For installation of MediaWiki, you have 2 methods to install.

  • Installation using softaculous app installer
  • Manual installation

Installation using softaculous app installer

For installation of MediaWiki using softaculous app installer, you have to follow the following steps

Step1: login to the hostrik Cpanel account, and in the software section click on softaculous app installer.

softaculous app installer

Step2: in the softaculous window search the MediaWiki in the search box, the installation window of MediaWiki will open, click on install.

install mediawiki using softaculous (1)

Step3: In the next window select the version of MediaWiki you want to install and then select the protocol (HTTP:// or HTTPS://)  and select the domain and directory of the MediaWiki (if ypu want to select directory).

software setup of mediawiki

Step4:   In the next step give the name to the site and also give the email for the site.

site config of mediawiki

Step5: in this step create the admin account of the site by giving a username and password.

amdin account setup of mediawiki

Step6: choose the language of your wiki and also enables upload and editors by checking the box

editor of mediawiki

Step7: In the advanced section select the database for the site and also select the backup and then click on install. this is the installation method using softaculous app installer.

install mediawiki softaculous

Manual installation

In the manual installation, you have to follow some steps the steps are divided into 3 parts 

  1. File configuration
  2. Database creation
  3. Mediawiki configuration

File configuration

Step1: go to the official site of MediaWiki and from the download, section downloads the latest version of it.

download mediawiki

Step2: login to your hostrik Cpanel account and upload the downloaded file in the public_html folder and extract it where you want to install the Media-Wiki.

Database creation

Steep1: in your, Cpanel goes to the database section and click on MySQLDatabase, create the database here type a database name click on create database.

create new database

Step2: create the user for the database type the username and passwords for the user and click create user.

create user to database

Step3: add privileges to the user by clicking all privileges.

database privileges

Mediawiki configuration

Step1: go to the URL you are going to install MediaWiki select the language you want to install Media-Wiki in.

laguage for installation of mediawiki

Step2: in the next step Media-Wiki will check all the requirements for the installation. When all requirements are ok then click on continue.

system checks of mediawiki

Step3: in the next step connect the database which you created to the Media-Wiki. Give database name also give the username of the database.

database connection of mediawiki

Step4: in the next step tick use the same account for installation and click continue.

database settings of mediwiki

Step5: In the next step give the name for the Media-Wiki then give username password and email address for the account creation.

name setting of mediawiki

Step6: first click on continue to install Media-Wiki.

install mediawiki

Step7: In the next step of installation it will show all requirements are done or not when all done then click on continue. 

click continue to install mediawiki

Stpe8: in the next step, you will get the installation is completed.

installation of mediawiki is completed

these are the 2 installation methods using softaculous app installer and manual installation that you can use for installation of media-wiki.

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