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Feb 8, 2021

How to install MediaWiki on a VPSie

How to install MediaWiki on a VPSie (VPS Server)

What is MediaWiki?

MediaWiki is a free and accessible wiki engine.

It was designed for use on Wikipedia in 2002 and given the name “MediaWiki” in 2003. It remains in use on Wikimedia and almost all other Wikimedia sites, including Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata; those sites continue to define a large part of the required place for MediaWiki. Its growth is coordinated from the Wikimedia Foundation.

MediaWiki is composed in the PHP programming language and stores all text content into a database. The software has over 1,000 settings and more than 1,800 extensions accessible for empowering various attributes to be added or altered.

Besides its use on Wikimedia sites, MediaWiki has been used to understand management and content management system on many thousands of websites, private and public.

Verified knowledge and learning communities

However, MediaWiki is much more: it contributes to some free web. It’s a tool for everyone who wants to make publicly accessible and verifiable knowledge available. Wikipedia’s culture of knowledge sharing was encoded in MediaWiki.

How to install MediaWiki on a VPSie (VPS Server)

If you want to finish the installation fast, download the script packages in the background, use this method.

Note: Before starting the installation, make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. For that, go to WHM and click on Tweak Settings. Please ensure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP. Now SSH to your server and enter the following commands:

wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh

chmod 755 install.sh

./install.sh –quick

Full Softaculous Installation Information

Requirements

  • A server with cPanel (follow different instructions for another website control panel)
  • If you have a firewall, then please allow access to download all packages from *.softaculous.com

Note: Please allow access to the following domains to your firewall as these are the mirrors used to download the script packages.

192.198.80.3 # api.softaculous.com

 158.69.6.246 # s1.softaculous.com

 192.200.108.99 # s2.softaculous.com

 213.239.208.58 # s3.softaculous.com

 138.201.24.83 # s4.softaculous.com

 167.114.200.240 # s7.softaculous.com

Installing Softaculous

Note: Before starting the installation, make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. You may refer to the following guide Enable_Ioncube_cPanel. Please ensure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP. Now SSH to your server and enter the following commands:

wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh

chmod 755 install.sh

./install.sh

Now go to WHM > Plugins (Add-Ons on older versions than 11) > Softaculous – Instant Installs.

You should now see the installation was successful for Softaculous, and you can now go ahead and install Backdrop with softaculous using 1 or 2 clicks.