DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. TracWiki vs. JSPWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
phpwiki-1.3.14
0.11.5
2.11.0
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (14 years ago)
2009-02-16 (12 years ago)
2021-11-21 (2 months ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (5 months ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (12 years ago)
2009-09-04 (12 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 month 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
Edgewall Software
Apache Software Foundation
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
Modified BSD license
Apache License 2.0
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Python
Java
Data Storage
Files
Database
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database, Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
Software development teams
all
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Other Requirements
none
various opt. helpers
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
RCS
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Other
None
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
0
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
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
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
141
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, Javanese, 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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
yes, using Python
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
No
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
XML export
No
Yes
No
No
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
No
No
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Blogs
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
__bold__
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
''italics''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
~~strike-through~~
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^superscript^
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
,,subscript,,
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
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
[[Image(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 1
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
term::
definition
;term:definition
Horizontal Rule
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