Running my own Wiki Server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markjewiss, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. markjewiss macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I want to run a Wiki server on my MBP, but I think that the Apple Wiki Server application is only available on OS X Server - is this correct? Anyone have any recommendations as to the best Wiki server to run on Leopard if I can't use the Apple one?

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    This is correct - Apple's Wiki Server is only available as part of Mac OS X Server. To set up your own wiki server on your Mac, you'll need:
    • Wiki software (a list can be found here)
    • Whichever server-side scripting solution your wiki software requires
    • Whichever database software your wiki software can use
    • Enough knowledge to put all three together into a working wiki

    I can't recommend a specific one - all of them are "good" (and the vast majority also Mac-compatible), it really depends on your needs for a Wiki.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #3
    I'll just revive this thread...

    Assuming that Apples Wiki Server is as easy to use as all their other software, would it be stupid to install Mac OS X Server just for this feature? I mean, compared to the other Wiki releases.. I know no programming languages, such as PHP, JavaScript, etc.

    I'm going to setup a Mac mini for backup and running Plex on the TV, but I also want it to host a Wiki or two at the same time.
     
  4. legacyb4 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    For a basic Wiki, check out pmwiki.org

    Text-based (no complicated setup) that just requires enabling PHP.
     

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