MediaWiki vs. Confluence

General Features MediaWiki Confluence
Version
1.32.2
5.2
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (1 month ago)
2013-08-12 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (1 month ago)
2013-08-22 (5 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Atlassian
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
No
License
GPL
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
Programming Language
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Hosting Features MediaWiki Confluence
Storage Quota
N/A
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
No
Topic Restrictions
N/A
No
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
Optional
Ads allowed
N/A
No
System Requirements MediaWiki Confluence
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache Tomcat
Other Requirements
none
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
Datastorage MediaWiki Confluence
Text Files
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
RCS
No
No
Other
No
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki Confluence
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Development/Support MediaWiki Confluence
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki Confluence
Preview
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki Confluence
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Interface Languages
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
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Links MediaWiki Confluence
CamelCase
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Optional
SisterWiki
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features MediaWiki Confluence
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Textile Support
No
Yes
BBCode Support
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Usability MediaWiki Confluence
Section Editing
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Statistics MediaWiki Confluence
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Output MediaWiki Confluence
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki Confluence
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Extras MediaWiki Confluence
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki Confluence
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
''italic''
_italics_
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
+underline+
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
-strikethrough-
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
~subscript~
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
Definition Lists
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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