Self-Hosted MediaWiki Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to MediaWiki as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is TiddlyWiki, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MediaWiki and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to MediaWiki are WackoWiki (Free, Open Source), DokuWiki (Free, Open Source), Wiki.js (Free, Open Source) and XWiki (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 6, 2021

    1. Dokit makes your documentation accessible in just a few clicks on all media (PC, mobile, machines) and integrates with your existing systems (CMMS, PLM, LMS). Easily adapt the platform design to your graphics. Enable single sign-on to make it easier for your users to log in.
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    2. docsify generates your documentation website on the fly. Unlike GitBook, it does not generate static html files. Instead, it smartly loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as website. All you need to do is create an index.
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    3. MDwiki is a CMS/Wiki completely built in HTML5/Javascript and runs 100% on the client. No special software installation or server side processing is required. Just upload the mdwiki.html shipped with MDwiki into the same directory as your markdown files and you are good to go!

      Discontinued

      Project is not maintained as of October 2018 and the Github repo is archived. https://github.com/Dynalon/mdwiki/commit/35708693eb5b829334890ccca6b8b80c9497acb4

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      MoinMoin is an advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine with a large community of users. MoinMoin's storage mechanism is based on flat files and folders, rather than a database. MoinMoin supports plugins and can be extended via Macros and Actions.
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    4. An entire wiki in a single PHP file. Intended for small - medium sized wikis. Supports themes, multiple users, and uses a module-based approach to allow features to be added and removed at will.


    5. UserPress is a wiki plugin for WordPress offering sophisticated functionality wrapped in a simple, intuitive interface. UserPress allows users to edit and create content using your front-end theme (as opposed to the wp-admin area), much like Wikipedia.

      Discontinued

      The plugin seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.0.6, released in July 2015, can be still downloaded from CodeCanyon.net

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    6. A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend.
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Miki from Mimix is the fastest, easiest way to build a beautiful self-hosted wiki for your team, project, or business. Create a hosted wiki in the cloud or a private wiki that lives only on your machine or network.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      MarkWiki aims to be dead simple. MarkWiki was born out of frustration with bad documentation tools behind a company firewall that were too complex. You should consider MarkWiki if you: Need something working fast.

      Discontinued

      MarkWiki is unmaintained since January 2017 according to the GitHub repo

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    7. Herodotus has been designed as easy to use archival software, created to serve as an offline information reference when internet access in unavailable.
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