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installing a wiki - help

Started by carrollfamily, December 05, 2006, 01:26:55 PM

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Hi all.  I want to set up a wiki on my freepgs site.  I know DOS, HTML VB and JavaScript but not php, perl or much linux or other modern web techniques.  Can anyone direct me to a clear desription of how to install, say phpWiki and get it running and password-protected.  Thanks in advance.


Basic knowledge of PHP is necessary to customize most scripts -- unless the standard configuration is all you need. Usually only the best-known products have comprehensive documentation covering installation. It helps if you can test things out before you upload them to your site. For that you'll need a server installation kit on your PC (Apache, MySQL & PHP). There are many to choose from, but in my opinion WAMP5 is easiest for a newbie and runs on Windows_XP:

Version 1.4.4 of WAMP5, which is still available for download, incorporates:

MySQL 4.1.20
Apache 1.3.33
PHP 5.0.4

It doesn't matter that the Apache version is different to FreePgs. The important thing is that the PHP/MySQL versions are the same.

I haven't tried setting up a wiki, but here's a link for MediaWiki, which is used by Wikipedia:

EDIT: Just to clarify, FreePgs uses PHP 5.0.4 and MySQL_5, while MediaWiki can use either MySQL_4 or MySQL_5.


I though it would be interesting to try out a wiki package for the first time. I did some research and then posted a short summary to the forum's user-blog:;u=553;id=4