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I Want To Start A Private Wiki On A Public Server; A Wiki That Looks And Operates Like Wikipedia's Wiki


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#1 dude guy

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:10 PM

Hi

I want to start a private wiki on a public server, but the public server wikis use the same layout and stuff as Wikipedia.

Like, the pages look same, it has same layout, same coding and everything.

Does it exist? I've already been to some public servers, and they don't use same look and coding and stuff as Wikipedia. And no, I don't want to use an alternative to a wiki like tiddly wiki or whatever.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 11:53 AM

I'm not sure what you are saying with all this public/private stuff, but just use MediaWiki (which wikipedia uses) and configure it to only allow certain groups to be able to edit or create pages.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 04:36 PM

I'm not sure what you are saying with all this public/private stuff, but just use MediaWiki (which wikipedia uses) and configure it to only allow certain groups to be able to edit or create pages.

No, I can't download MediaWiki to my pc (yes, I know of the easy-to-follow instructions online, but they are only for computer-savvy folks)- and besides, I don't want to be my own server, because then I have to worry about losing my data.

Guys, is there a public server for wikis whose wikis look and operate like Wikipedia?

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 05:02 PM

Try this:

http://www.siteground.com/mediawiki-hosting.htm

or google for mediawiki hosting

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:31 PM

See also this article "Wikipedia founder to give away Web hosting":

Wikipedia founder to give away Web hosting

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 12:17 AM

Not exactly sure which link John, aka jgweed was intending. But here is one, of them.
http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/12/11/...ahosting_1.html

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