Installing MediaWiki with Softaculous
In the event that MediaWiki cannot be installed through a program like Softaculous or Fantastico, the MediaWiki software will need to be installed manually to the server. MediaWiki can be Downloaded from the Mediawiki site at the following link.
The Version that will be installed is MediaWiki 1.20.2. Make sure the file that is downloaded is named:
Click set up the wiki
Warning: Could not find APC, XCache or WinCache.
Object caching is not enabled.
Ignore the warnings. The APC warning is a caching for PHP on the server. Shared servers do not have this. If you are an a VPS or dedicated server, you can have your server set up to run APC. At this point this is not critical.
As long as the installation says "The environment has been checked. You can install MediaWiki" in Green, you can continue with the installation.
Database host: localhost
Database name: cpaneluser_databasename
Database table Prefix: This can be left blank or set to anything. ( ie. mw_ or wiki_ )
Database username: cpaneluser_username
Database password: The password you set when creating the user in cPanel
If there is any InnoDB issues the site will show the error in the snapshot stating,
"Warning you selected MyISAM as a storage engine for MySQL, which is not recommended for use with MediaWiki". If this occurs, contact your host to fix InnoDB on your server.
Binary mode allows mediawiki to use the full range of Unicode characters, whereas UTF-8 mode will only store basic language encoding's. MediaWiki recommends binary mode.
VERY IMPORTANT! The "Your Name" Field is actually the user name for logging into MediaWiki. It is VERY CRITICAL that the username for the login is correct. After setting up MediaWiki, it is VERY difficult to change the username for the Admin login.
Select the I'm bored already, just install the wiki radio button and click Continue.
This concludes the tutorial on How to manually install MediaWiki. For more information on Getting Started with MediaWiki, please visit click here.
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|1.||Basic MediaWiki site overview|
|2.||Installing MediaWiki with Softaculous|
|3.||Installing MediaWiki manually|
Manage Users and login
|4.||How to log into MediaWiki|
|5.||Managing passwords and usernames in MediaWiki|
|6.||Managing User Accounts in MediaWiki|
|7.||Adding / Removing account access features in MediaWiki|
|8.||Changing your URL in Mediawiki|