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MediaWiki is a popular free web-based wiki software application developed by and used on all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, as well as on many other wiki websites worldwide. It is written in the PHP programming language with a backend database.

Install lighttpd, PHP, and postgresql

For installing the additional packages first activate community packages:

vi /etc/apk/repositories

Uncomment the following:

Update the packagelist:

apk update

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php7-common php7-iconv php7-json php7-gd php7-curl php7-xml php7-mysqli php7-imap php7-cgi fcgi php7-pdo php7-pdo_mysql php7-soap php7-xmlrpc php7-posix php7-mcrypt php7-gettext php7-ldap php7-ctype php7-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Install extra packages

apk add postgresql postgresql-client

Installing and configuring MediaWiki

Create a folder named webapps

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps/


cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget

Unpack the archive and delete the tarball afterwards

tar zxvf mediawiki-1.20.2.tar.gz rm mediawiki-1.20.2.tar.gz

Change the folder permissions

chown -R lighttpd /usr/share/webapps/

Crate a symlink to the wordpress folder

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/mediawiki


/etc/init.d/postgresql setup /etc/init.d/postgresql start && rc-update add postgresql default /etc/init.d/lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Config your wiki



  • Site config

You need to set:

 Wiki name:
 Contact e-mail:
 Admin username:
 Password confirm:
 Object caching:
 Memcached servers:
 E-mail features (global):
 User-to-user e-mail:
 E-mail notification about changes:
 E-mail address authentication:
 Database type:
 Database host:
 Database name:
 DB username:
 DB password:
 DB password confirm:
 Superuser account:  
 Superuser name:
 Superuser password:
 Database port:
 Schema for mediawiki:
 Schema for tsearch2:

When you finish, press "Install MediaWiki" button, and thats all. :) You have MediaWiki working, to access go to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/mediawiki and enjoy!