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.
Follow these simple steps to install MediaWiki using pairSIM.
- Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
- In the left sidebar, click pairSIM and click Software Installation Manager in the drop-down
- If you have not yet enabled pairSIM, do so now by clicking Enable Software Installation Manager
- Under Software Available for Installation, click the MediaWiki link
- Enter the required information:
- 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.
- When finished, click Install MediaWiki
When finished, click Return to Software Installation Management.
For more information, check out MediaWiki’s documentation site.
Here are some helpful articles to get you started: