JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Version
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2019-06-05 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
Author
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Java
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
all
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
System Requirements JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
none
Datastorage JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Optional
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Optional
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Optional
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Optional
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
Optional
Yes
No
RCS
Plugin
Yes
No
Other
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
No
Security/Anti-Spam JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Plugin
No
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
No
Development/Support JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
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 JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, 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
Email notification
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Links JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
Scripting
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Usability JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
Output JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
No
Keywords
Extras JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Yes
No
Ticket System
No
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
[ 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:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

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