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MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide by Mizanur Rahman

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Chapter 2. Installing MediaWiki

In this chapter you will learn how to install MediaWiki on your local machine, which could be running either Windows or Linux, and also on a hosted web server. The installation process is very simple and easy to perform so let's quickly jump to it.

Prerequisites

In order to install MediaWiki, we need the following components:

  • Web server (Apache or IIS)
  • Database server (MySQL version 4.0 and above or PostgreSQL 8.1 and above)
  • PHP 5.0 and above
  • The latest MediaWiki files

Since this book is about MediaWiki, we are not going to learn about the installation of a web server, database server, or even PHP. We will assume that you have installed the latest version of Apache web server, MySQL database server, and the latest version ...

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