Confluence vs. TWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Version
5.2
TWiki-6.1.0
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2013-08-12 (10 years ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
2019-06-05 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-08-22 (10 years ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
Author
Atlassian
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
License
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Java
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
End Users/Desktop, Education
Hosting Features Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
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 TWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache Tomcat
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Datastorage Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
Yes
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
No
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
No
Security/Anti-Spam Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Yes
Host Blocking
No
Plugin
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Yes
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Blacklist
No
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Plugin
No
Development/Support Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
# 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 TWiki MediaWiki
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 TWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Yes
Interface Languages
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, 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
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
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
Optional
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Links Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Optional
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Redirects
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
Yes
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Yes
No
Scripting
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Yes
Optional
Output Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
Plugin
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Keywords
Extras Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples Confluence TWiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
*bold*
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
_italics_
_italic_
''italic''
Underline Format
+underline+
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
~subscript~
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
$ Term: Definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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