JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. Oddmuse

General Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Version
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
2.3.13
Last Release Date
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2019-06-05 (4 years ago)
2018-09-03 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
2018-10-27 (5 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.
Alex Schroeder
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Java
PHP
PHP
Perl
Data Storage
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
all
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
family people, hackers
System Requirements JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Operating System
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Anything supported by Perl
Root Access
No
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
Anything supporting CGI scripts
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
none
Writable data directory
Datastorage JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
Optional
Yes
No
No
RCS
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Other
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
No
No
Security/Anti-Spam JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Authentication Backends
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
None (use your web server instead)
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
No
No
Development/Support JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
67 ⭐
Common Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Age
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
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
18
Bulgarian, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Structured Data
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Links JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Optional
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
Perl
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Section Editing
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Statistics JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Output JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
No
No
Yes
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Media and Files JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
No
Keywords
Filenames only
Extras JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Forums
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Blogs
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Ticket System
No
No
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Internal Link
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
optional, default on:
[[page name]]

optional, default off:
PageName
[PageName] → [1]
[[[page name]]] → [1]
[PageName text] → text
[[page name|text]] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](page) → text
External Link
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
http://example.com/
[http://example.com/] → [1]

optional, default on:
[http://example.com/ text] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](http://example.com/) → text
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Depending on plugins:
## two
### three
== two ==
=== three ==

section
=======

subsection
----------
Bold Format
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Depending on plugins:
*bold*
**bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Depending on plugins:
*italic*
/italic/
//italic//
''italic''
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Depending on plugins:
_underline_
__underline__
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


<tt>monospace</tt>
Depending on plugins:
`mono`
##mono##
[code]mono[/code]
<tt>mono</tt>
<code>mono</code>
Strikethrough Format
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
via bbCode plugin:
[s]strike through[/s]
Superscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
via bbCode plugin:
[sup]superscript[/sup]
Subscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
via bbCode plugin:
[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]]
http://example.com/pic.jpg

Depending on plugins:
[[image:Name|Text|URL]] and variants
![text](URL)
Aligning Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

<center>Centered</center>
no example known
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
: indented line
Depending on plugins:
> text

[quote]
text
[/quote]

: one
:: two
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** two
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Depending on plugins:
1. one
2. two

# one
## two
Definition Lists
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
Depending on plugins:
; term: definition
Horizontal Rule
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Depending on plugins:
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