How to Install MediaWiki on Dreamhost – 6 Simple Steps
Setting up MediaWiki on your Dreamhost web hosting account is actually much easier than you might think. Dreamhost makes setting up and maintaining a MediaWiki powered site easy and efficient due to it's current infrastructure. The following are 6 quick steps for installing MediaWiki on your new Dreamhost server account:
Login to your Dreamhost Web Panel – panel.dreamhost.com
Now that you are logged in, locate the Nav item called “Goodies” on the left-hand sidebar. Then locate the sub-item called “One-Click Installs” and navigate to it.
Select the option for installing new website software in “Advanced Mode”. After doing so select the option for MediaWiki next to the MediaWiki icon.
Now scroll down near the bottom of the page. You will now see the option for selecting where you want to install MediaWiki. Select the domain name from the dropdown of where you want MediaWiki to be. If you want it in a sub folder just put the name of the folder in the field to the right of the domain name.
Leave the “Create a Database for me Automatically” option checked. Then click the “Install it for me now” button right below it.
You should now be taken to a confirmation page that gives you a message highlighted in green telling you your install is in progress, and that you will receive an email within the next 10 minutes with your login information and confirmation of the install.
You are now good to go! Congrats! You just installed MediaWiki on your own without any nerd's help. F.Y.I. The reason we chose Advanced Mode for this install rather than Easy Mode is to give you the ability to install additional extensions and themes, and furthermore have the ability to fully customize your MediaWiki site to your liking. The Easy Mode does not allow you to do this. That is why understanding how to install MediaWiki in Advanced Mode with Dreamhost One Click Install tool is so important.
Dreamhost is a Perfect Solution for Hosting MediaWiki
As you can see the installation process for MediaWiki with Dreamhost is extremely easy. This is because of the many hours Dreamhost IT staff have spent in preparing each server to be the perfect host for a MediaWiki powered content management system. If you are still in need of hosting for MediaWiki, Dreamhost will allow you to host an unlimited amount of MediaWiki powered sites for only $8.95/month. Click here to get your Dreamhost account started today.