Running my own Wiki Server

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

  1. markjewiss macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2007
    Dunmow, UK
    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?


  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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

    Aug 5, 2001
    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 6502a

    Aug 13, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    For a basic Wiki, check out

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

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