MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. TracWiki vs. JSPWiki

General Features MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Version
1.32.2
phpwiki-1.3.14
0.11.5
2.11.0
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (14 years ago)
2009-02-16 (13 years ago)
2021-11-21 (6 months ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2009-09-04 (12 years ago)
2021-12-01 (5 months ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Edgewall Software
Apache Software Foundation
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
Modified BSD license
Apache License 2.0
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Python
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database, Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
Software development teams
all
System Requirements MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Other Requirements
none
various opt. helpers
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Datastorage MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Oracle
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
SQLite
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
Optional
RCS
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Other
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
0
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Yes
Development/Support MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
141
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, Javanese, 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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Yes
Links MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Some
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
No
Scripting
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
yes, using Python
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Usability MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Optional
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Patch
No
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Statistics MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Output MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
No
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
No
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
XML export
Yes
No
No
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
Keywords
No
No
Contents
Extras MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Blogs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
No
Yes
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki PhpWiki TracWiki JSPWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
__bold__
Italics Format
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
''italics''
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
~~strike-through~~
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^superscript^
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
,,subscript,,
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[ 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(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
Text Indentation
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 1
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
term::
definition
;term:definition
Horizontal Rule
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