DokuWiki vs. Instiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
0.30.0
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-02-28 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (5 months ago)
2019-03-04 (2 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
Ruby's
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
general, education
End Users/Desktop, Education
System Requirements DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Thin (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
Ruby 2.0-2.6
none
Datastorage DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Plugin
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Other
None
Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
No
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
No
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Unknown
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Unknown
No
Development/Support DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3285 ⭐
464 ⭐
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
No
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
No
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
No
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
68
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
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
Optional
No
Optional
Comments
Plugin
No
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
No
Plugin
Links DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
No
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
Yes
No
Textile Support
Plugin
Yes
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
None
Optional
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
No
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
No
Optional
Output DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
No
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
No
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
No
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
No
Keywords
Extras DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
No
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
No
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki Instiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[another site](http://example.com)
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
#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*
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
`monospace`
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
Plugin
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
N/A
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
term
: definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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