Instiki vs. XWiki vs. JSPWiki

General Features Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Version
0.30.0
16.4.0
2.11.0
Last Release Date
2019-02-28 (5 years ago)
2024-05-28 (16 days ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-03-04 (5 years ago)
2024-05-30 (14 days ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
Author
David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
XWiki Development Team
Apache Software Foundation
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Ruby's
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Apache License 2.0
Programming Language
Ruby on Rails
Java
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database, RCS
Database, Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
general, education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
all
Hosting Features Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
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
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Thin (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Servlet 3.1+
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Other Requirements
Ruby 2.0-2.6
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Datastorage Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Optional
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Optional
Oracle
Plugin
Yes
Optional
SQLite
Yes
No
Optional
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Optional
RCS
No
Plugin
Plugin
Other
Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
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
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
Security/Anti-Spam Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
nofollow
Unknown
No
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Development/Support Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
478 ⭐
N/A
88 ⭐
Common Features Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Preview
No
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
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 XWiki JSPWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Email notification
No
Yes
Plugin
Comments
No
Threaded
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
No
Yes
Yes
Links Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Optional
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Yes
Markdown Support
Yes
Yes
No
Textile Support
Yes
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
Scripting
None
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Optional
Usability Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Optional
Statistics Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
No
Analysis
No
Yes
No
Output Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
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
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Optional
XML export
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
No
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Media and Files Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Contents
Contents
Extras Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
No
Plugin
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Syntax Examples Instiki XWiki JSPWiki
Internal Link
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
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)
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
External Link
[another site](http://example.com)
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
Headlines
#Level 1#
##Level 2##
###Level 3###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
__bold__
Italics Format
_italic_, *italic*
//Italics//
''italics''
Underline Format
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
Monospace Format
`monospace`
##monospace##
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
--Strike--
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
Images
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
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
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
Aligning Text
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
Text Indentation
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
term
: definition
; term
: definition
;term:definition
Horizontal Rule
***
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