Hosting services

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If you want to run a MediaWiki wiki and don't want to maintain your own infrastructure, you might be interested in the wiki farms and hosting services listed below.

  • In addition, most regular web hosting companies allow for installing MediaWiki without too much trouble, although maintaining and upgrading the code would still in most cases be up to you.
  • You can also install a pre-made software bundle or software "appliance" on a virtual private server.

Do not add hosting services to this list without directly linking to a page that explicitly states MediaWiki hosting.

Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor Notes
A2 Hosting USA, Europe no paid 24/7 No 1-click setup
Arvixe Hosting USA, Europe no paid 24/7 No 1-click setup
Biowikifarm Germany for non-commercial dissemination of biological open-content data yes free No
Cloudways.com Malta no paid You have to set it up independently yes No Quick setup, automatic backup, cloud-based (included in the cost). Support staff also in Dubai, Pakistan and Spain.
Fastdot Hosting Australia, Asia Pacific, USA, UK no paid No 1-click installer
Gamepedia USA Yes Gaming Wikis Yes Free with advertising Yes
HostKnox USA no paid yes Chrooted (jailed) SSH 24/7 via support tickets. 15-minute response time. No Free MediaWiki installation, transfer & upgrade.
Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor Notes
Mezzo Host Canada no paid yes FTP & Jail Shell access 24/7/365 support via email and phone No 1-click setup
MilesWeb.com UK, US, India, Romania no paid yes FTP & Jail Shell access 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone No 1-click setup
Miraheze US/NL Yes Yes Free (no ads) Yes (optional) IRC, Email, Issue trackers, Wiki venues Yes, on request Community-driven, non-profit, quick wiki creation, HTTPS-only, public and private wikis. Infrastructure 100% open source. No hard limits on server resource usage.
MW Zip USA none yes free and paid (both have banner advert) yes FTP and SSH with Pro option No Managed wiki MediaWiki hosting and pre-installed extensions. Unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth. Public only. Demo wiki.
MyWikis USA (Texas) Yes no paid Yes (included) FTP and SSH Ticketed support system, email, and phone Yes Unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth. VisualEditor available with MyWikis Pro and above plans.
A dirt-cheap hosted Parsoid plan is available to non-MyWikis wikis.

They reserve the right to cancel your service for any reason and to censor or even delete content without any resort for the user (explicitly including your advocacy of separation of church and state!).

Neoseeker game and entertainment-related wikis yes free No
NuBlue UK no paid No 1-click install
Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor Notes
Pogoapp USA no paid No 1-click installation and upgrading
Referata USA yes Semantic MediaWiki yes free and paid possible No
RoseHosting.com USA no paid No Linux VPS hosting.
SaaS Web Internet Solutions Germany Standard, BlueSpice, Semantic MediaWiki no paid always none Phone at business hours, email 24x7 No Fully managed MediaWiki on a dedicated cloud platform
ShoutWiki yes yes free ad-supported and paid possible none Special:Contact, Forum:Index at ShoutWiki Hub No From MediaWiki developers and others.
SiteGround USA, Netherlands, Singapore no paid yes 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone No 1-click setup
Start.wiki USA no paid No Offers .wiki domains
Uncyclomedia Wiki host for comedy wikis such as Illogicopedia yes free No Unclear how to host a mediawiki installation, seems to just host existing wikis.
VPSinEU.com Europe Fully Managed MediaWiki Hosting Services no paid 24/7 No Fully Managed MediaWiki Hosting
Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor Notes
Wiki.Wiki USA yes yes free with advertising No Offers .wiki domains
Wiki.yt yes yes free, ad-supported and paid No Unclear how to host a mediawiki installation, seems to just host existing wikis.
Wikia United States, France, Poland yes Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Video Games yes free with advertising no none Special:Contact and community forums Yes In case the community wants to move to another host, the wiki and the content can't be deleted from Wikia. Does not support/offer the Vector skin.
WikiHoster.net Germany yes Semantic MediaWiki, updates and upgrades included in plans (serviced) no paid possible serviced (see specialism) Phone and email at business hours No German site. Available for customers in the SEPA-area.
Wiki-Site United States, Israel yes yes free with advertising No Available in 25 languages.

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