MediaWiki is a free and open-source wiki application written in PHP. It runs on many websites, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons.
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You probably know Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and may possibly be a little bit confused by similar, but different, words such as Wiki, Wikimedia or MediaWiki.
To avoid a possible confusion between the words you may first want to read the article about the names where the differences are explained.
When a user submits an edit to a page, MediaWiki writes it to the database, but without deleting the previous versions of the page, thus allowing easy reverts in case of vandalism or spamming. MediaWiki can manage image and multimedia files, too, which are stored in the filesystem. For large wikis with lots of users, MediaWiki supports caching and can be easily coupled with Squid proxy server software.
MediaWiki is wiki software.
If you don't know what a wiki is, then please read this Wikipedia article before going any further!
MediaWiki is server software.
As with any software that you expose to the internet, there may be bugs or security problems. Do not install MediaWiki unless you intend to keep up with security upgrades (please subscribe to receive announcements of security updates).
MediaWiki is geared towards the needs of the Wikimedia projects.
The program was primarily developed to run on a large server farm for Wikipedia and its sister projects. Features, performance, configurability, ease-of-use, etc are often designed in this light; if your needs are radically different the software might not be appropriate for you.
MediaWiki is free software.
No guarantee or warranty of any kind is provided.
In the above cases there may be other wiki software (or non-wiki software) which better serves your needs.