MediaWiki needs no introduction, but we’ll offer one anyway.
MediaWiki is the engine behind Wikipedia, the behemoth website with millions of articles written by millions of users and translated into dozens of languages.
Scale, internationalization, and flexibility have turned MediaWiki into one of the most popular open source wiki applications of all times.
MediaWiki is also often the first choice for organizations who wish to bring the power of transparency and collaboration into their businesses to publish technical documentation, create knowledge bases, and build intranets.
You probably know Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and may possibly be a little bit confused by similar, but different, words such as Wiki, Wikimedia or MediaWiki.
MediaWiki is a free and open source software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia.
It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including the home of MediaWiki.
MediaWiki is a free server-based software, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
It's designed to run on a large server farm for a website that gets millions of hits per day.
MediaWiki is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation that uses PHP to process and display data stored in a database, such as MySQL.
Pages use MediaWiki's wikitext format, so that users without knowledge of HTML or CSS can edit them easily.
When a user submits an edit to a page, MediaWiki writes it to the database, but without deleting the previous versions of the page, thus allowing easy reverts in case of vandalism or spamming.
MediaWiki can manage image and multimedia files, too, which are stored in the filesystem.
For large wikis with lots of users, MediaWiki supports caching and can be easily coupled with proxy server software.
Your Virtual Machine Specs
Your MediaWiki Server will be running on an isolated and secure Virtual Machine with the following configuration 1 :
- CPU: 1 vCPU on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7260U Physical Processor(s)
- Base Frequency: 2.20 GHz
- Max Turbo Frequency: 3.40 GHz
- Memory: 512 MB on 32 GB DDR4-2133 Physical Memory Chip(s)
- DDR4-2133 1.2V SO-DIMM
- Max Memory Bandwidth: 34.1 GB/s
- Disk Size: 15.56 GB on 1TB M.2. SSD Physical Storage Chip(s)
- M.2 Solid-State Drive (SSD)
- Sequential Read: 530 MB/s
- Sequential Write: 510 MB/s
- Random Read IOPS: 92 K
- Random Write IOPS: 83 K
Note 1 : Virtual Machine Resources are already optimized for performance. Under extreme usage or circumstances, more resources can be easily acquired via our Add-ons section.