I want to start a wiki for group knowledge-sharing at work. I'm not a manager, so I can't set aside a special (virtual or actual) server; and on the server where I can run it - I might not even have root access. Also, it has to be flexible in the sense of not being picky about what's available on the system, and being easy to "pack up" and migrate to another machine as necessary with minimum hassle.

The wiki will likely not have incredibly fancy and complex programmed elements; also, I'm not experienced with Wiki systems as an admin - only as a user (and not even such a power user).

The wiki has to be FOSS, or at least gratis for both commercial and personal use. Also, it should (somewhat) actively maintained.

The material may include a bunch of text, some formal math, occasional tables, scans, diagrmas... perhaps a short video.


  • I'll be choosing and running the web server, so you can make assumptions about it if necessary.
  • Does the server you have access to have a web server installed?
    – Eric S
    Nov 10, 2019 at 20:45
  • @EricShain: See edit. It'll have whatever I install.
    – einpoklum
    Nov 10, 2019 at 20:53
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    I’d check out wikimatrix.org Personally, I like DokuWiki.
    – Eric S
    Nov 10, 2019 at 21:24
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    DocuWiki is nice and it doesn’t require a database as it is file based.
    – Eric S
    Nov 10, 2019 at 22:55
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    My experience was from quite a few years ago. I just installed several on my PC and tried them out. DokuWiki was easy to install and use, but your needs might be different than mine.
    – Eric S
    Nov 11, 2019 at 2:02

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We use dokuWiki since roughly ten years.

It has a lot of plugins.

There is a nice table-edit plugin: You can edit the content of each cell on its own. Editing a whole table as ascii-text is not nice.

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