Confluence vs. MediaWiki vs. TWiki

General Features Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Version
5.2
1.32.2
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2013-08-12 (7 years ago)
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2018-07-15 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-08-22 (7 years ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2019-07-19 (1 year ago)
Author
Atlassian
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik M├Âller, and others.
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
License
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Java
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Database
Database
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise + Technical Teams
End Users/Desktop, Education
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Hosting Features Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Storage Quota
Unlimited
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
No
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
No
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Optional
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Operating System
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache Tomcat
Any with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
Other
No
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Yes
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
No
Yes
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Blacklist
No
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Plugin
Development/Support Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
Interface Languages
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
140
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Yes
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Optional
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
Yes
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Scripting
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Optional
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
Output Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Extras Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples Confluence MediaWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[http://example.org The title]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
*bold*
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
_italics_
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
+underline+
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
~subscript~
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
: indented line
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
; term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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