DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.20.1
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2012-11-29 (6 years ago)
2007-06-30 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (8 months ago)
2012-11-30 (6 years ago)
2009-04-03 (10 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Database
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
none
various opt. helpers
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
RCS
No
No
Yes
Other
None
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
No
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
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 DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, 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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
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
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
No
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
view and link to another image
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
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