Instiki vs. MoinMoin vs. XWiki

General Features Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Version
0.30.0
1.9.11
16.4.0
Last Release Date
2019-02-28 (5 years ago)
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
2024-05-28 (16 days ago)
Last Update here
2019-03-04 (5 years ago)
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
2024-05-30 (14 days ago)
Author
David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Ruby's
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
Ruby on Rails
Python
Java
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
general, education
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Thin (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
Ruby 2.0-2.6
None
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
Plugin
No
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Other
Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
No
JDBC Databases and in general any database supported by Hibernate; any custom implementation, as the storage is pluggable. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem
Security/Anti-Spam Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Yes
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Unknown
No
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Unknown
No
Yes
Development/Support Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
478 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Preview
No
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
No
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
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
1
English
1
English
40
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
Yes
Yes
Comments
No
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
No
No
Yes
Links Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
All
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Yes
Markdown Support
Yes
No
Yes
Textile Support
Yes
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
None
plugins, see comment ---------------->
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
No
Yes
Usability Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Yes
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Analysis
No
Yes
Yes
Output Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
No
Yes
Media and Files Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
No
Contents
Contents
Extras Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Calendar
No
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Blogs
No
No
Plugin
Ticket System
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Plugin
Syntax Examples Instiki MoinMoin XWiki
Internal Link
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
XWiki supports 16+ input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, markdown, etc), see http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax).

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
[[Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
External Link
[another site](http://example.com)
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
#Level 1#
##Level 2##
###Level 3###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
**bold**
Italics Format
_italic_, *italic*
''italic''
''emphasised''
//Italics//
Underline Format
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
`monospace`
`monospaced`
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
--(strikethrough)--
--Strike--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
Images
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
image:img.png
image:Space.Page@img.png
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]
image:http://some/url/img.png

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
image:icon:cancel
Aligning Text
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
indented text
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
term
: definition
term:: definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
***
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