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Wikipedia's Wiki Engine

MediaWiki is a powerful wiki engine that was originally developed to serve the needs of Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia. Today, MediaWiki is used publicly by many of the largest and most popular wikis online, while privately it is being increasingly deployed inside company Intranets as a knowledge and content management system.

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • MediaWiki configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/mediawiki
    • Ensure clean and compliant HTML ($wgUseTidy)
    • Out of the box file uploading and image resizing (GD library)
      • Maximum filesize: 2MB
      • Supported file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg

      Security note: Updates to MediaWiki may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See MediaWiki documentation for upgrading.

  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery, user registration)
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP and MySQL.

Customization details:

  • Site logo is located at /var/www/mediawiki/images/logo.png (recommended size: 135x135px).
  • Site name and administrative emails (set in /var/www/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php):
    $wgSitename = "";
    $wgEmergencyContact = webmaster@localhost;
    $wgPasswordSender = webmaster@localhost;

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically. If you have a domain configured, then via Confconsole Advanced menu, you can generate free Let's Encypt SSL/TLS certificates.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Note: some appliances auto direct http to https.

Username for adminer:

Login as username adminer

Username for mediawiki:

Login as username admin

Username for database administration:

  1. Adminer; login as MySQL username adminer: - Adminer database management web app

  2. MySQL command line tool; log in as root (no password required):
    $ mysql --user root
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@

* Replace with a valid IP or hostname.