So You Want a Wiki

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So You Want To Build a Wiki: Important Considerations

Where Will Your Wiki Live?

DIY Wikis (hosted on your server, installed by you)

  • MediaWiki
  • PhpWiki
  • PmWiki
  • XWiki
  • MoinMoinWiki

Check out the Wiki Matrix to compare wikis side-by-side.

Hosted Wikis/Wiki Farms (your wiki on another company's servers)

  • PBWiki (free)
  • Schtuff (free)
  • SeedWiki (free)
  • Wikispaces (free)
  • EditMe.com
  • JotSpot, (shuts down on January 15th, 2009, migrating to Google sites)
  • SocialText (enterprise wiki)
  • Netcipia (free and enterprise wiki)
  • Wetpaint (free but can upgrade to remove ads)


Check out the List of wiki farms in the Wikipedia.



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