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MediaWiki Installation with PairSIM

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PairSIM is a software installation manager that makes downloading and managing popular software easy.

You can use PairSIM to install MediaWiki, a scalable software that uses PHP to process and display data from a database in a wiki. A wiki, like the popular Wikipedia site, is a sort of knowledge base that allows users to collaborate and modify the data. See the article What is MediaWiki for more information.

Note that this tutorial uses PairSIM, which is a web hosting add on. When this add on is enabled, your account is charged a monthly fee of $2.95.

MediaWiki Installation with PairSIM 

Follow these simple steps to install MediaWiki using PairSIM.

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. In the left sidebar, click PairSIM and click Software Installation Manager in the drop-downpairSIM sidebar image
  3. If you have not yet enabled PairSIM, do so now by clicking Enable Software Installation Manager
    enable button image

    Please note that PairSIM is an add on. When it is enabled, your account will be charged a monthly fee of $2.95.

  4. Under Software Available for Installation, click the MediaWiki linkMediaWiki link location image
  5. Enter the required information:MediaWiki install page image
    • URL: Select the domain name from the drop-down and enter the desired extension in the box.
    • Database: A database will be created for your MediaWiki installation. If you want to name your database, click Advanced Options and then enter the name in the open box.
    • Site Name: Enter the name of the site.
    • Site E-Mail: Enter the email that should be associated with your site.
    • Admin E-Mail: Enter the email that will be used for admin purposes. Information regarding this installation, such as your MediaWiki credentials,  may be sent to this address.
  6. When finished, click Install MediaWiki

If installed successfully, a page will appear telling you that your MediaWiki installation was successful and show some information about your installation.MediaWiki successful installation page image

When finished, click Return to Software Installation Management.

This will return you to the Software Installation Manager interface, which will now show your currently installed software. MediaWiki should now be shown in the Currently Installed Software section.Currently installed software image

After Installation

For more information, check out MediaWiki’s documentation site.

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Updated on February 19, 2020

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