How to install MediaWiki in Linux hosting?

Pre-installation Steps:

Set up MySQL database

Please refer following article to set up MySQL database from cPanel:
https://manage.accuwebhosting.com/knowledgebase/1996/How-to-create-a-MySQL-database-in-cPanel.html


Upload files

Please refer following article to upload files/folders using FTP in Linux Shared Hosting:
https://manage.accuwebhosting.com/knowledgebase/761/How-to-do-FTP-over-SSLorTLS-in-FileZilla.html


MediaWiki Installation Steps:

We want to install MediaWiki in "wiki" folder of website and hence we will extract the MediaWiki files/folders under this "wiki" folder. Once files/folders have been extracted, browse the wiki folder through browser as follows:

http://www.yourdomain.com/wiki

You will get prompted to setup MediaWiki. Click on "Set up the wiki link" to proceed with the installation page.

MediaWiki Set up

Step 1: Site config

In this section, you will have to choose a name for your wiki, contact email, language and license. You will also have to set an admin username, password and select a caching method.

Site Config Settings of MediaWiki

Step 2: E-mail, e-mail notification and authentication setup

In this step, you should configure email features for your wiki installation.

Email, Email Notification and Authentication Setup

Step 3: Database config

In this section, you will have to set up your MySQL database details:

  • Select MySQL for Database type.
  • Type "localhost" for Database host.
  • Enter database name, database username and password in MySQL database, username and password you created while you set up database from cPanel.
  • The option for Superuser account should be left unchecked.


Database Configurations for MediaWiki


Step 4: MySQL specific options

  • Database table prefix. You can leave this blank or type in a table prefix, for example mw_ or wiki_.
  • Storage Engine. We recommend using InnoDB as a storage engine for your database.
  • Database character set. Here, we recommend using Backwards-compatible UTF-8.


MySQL Specific Options

When you are ready, click on [Install MediaWiki!] button. 
If everything has been set up correctly, you should see the Installation successful message like below:

Installation Successful Message
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