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Having decided to move parts of UniCenter over to this Wiki, I thought it would be a good idea to learn what a Wiki does.
To achieve this I downloaded and installed MediaWiki on The Uniform Server and hacked it around. This is my first attempt at a Wiki page.
The following instructions show you how to install MediaWiki on a clean version of 3.5-Apollo. It’s a personal server and will not be used online, hence no need to change any of The Uniform Server’s settings; it's locked down and safe to use even when your PC is connected to the Internet.
Download MediaWiki, extract and copy it to folder www; details as follows:
That completes the preparations.
Wiki – Installation
|Wiki name:||MPG (whatever you like)|
|Copyright/license:||(radio button) select No license metadata|
|Password:||(whatever you like)|
|Object caching:||(radio button) select eAccelerator|
|Memcached servers:||(leave blank)|
E-mail, e-mail notification and authentication setup
|E-mail features (global):||(radio button) select Disabled|
|User-to-user e-mail:||(radio button) select Disabled|
|E-mail notification about changes:||(radio button) select Disabled|
|E-mail address:||(radio button) select Disabled|
|Database type:||(radio button) select MySQL|
|DB password confirm:||root|
|Superuser account:||tick box|
MySQL specific options
|Database table prefix:||leave blank|
|Storage Engine:||(radio button) select MyISAM|
|Database character set: :||(radio button) select Backwards-compatible UTF-8|
Click Install MediaWiki
After creating the database, a second page will display. Scroll down the page and you will see the confirmation message: "Installation successful! Move the config/LocalSettings.php
file to the parent directory, then follow this link to your wiki"
Note 1: More detail for moving file, also refer to above image F)
- Copy file: LocalSettings.php
- Located in folder: *\Uniform Server\udrive\www\wiki\config
- To folder: *\Uniform Server\udrive\www\wiki
Note 2: Access your wiki by typing the following into your browser address bar:
- http://localhost/wiki/ or
Notes 3: To enable image uploads:
- Open file: LocalSettings.php
- Located in folder: *\Uniform Server\udrive\www\wiki
- Change this line: $wgEnableUploads = false;
- To: $wgEnableUploads = true;