MediaWiki vs. XWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. Zwiki

General Features MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Version
1.32.2
14.10.3
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
0.61
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2008-10-27 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2023-01-10 (19 days ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2008-10-30 (14 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPLv2
Programming Language
PHP
Java
Java
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Database
Database, RCS
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
all
Any
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
Hosting Features MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Zope
Other Requirements
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
Datastorage MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Oracle
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
SQLite
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
RCS
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other
No
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
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
ZODB (zope object database)
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Optional
No
Patch
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
nofollow
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Development/Support MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
#zwiki on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Optional
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
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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
0
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Flat
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Unknown
Links MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
HTML Tags
Some
All
Optional
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Scripting
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
DTML
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Usability MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Optional
No
No
Optional
Patch
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Output MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Contents
No
Filenames only
Extras MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Blogs
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki XWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
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]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Bare urls plus markup-specific 
link syntax. This and all 
following syntax examples depend 
on which markup mode is used for 
a page, including:

restructured text, structured 
text, wikiwikiweb, moinmoin, 
html, plaintext..
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
''italic''
//Italics//
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
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'}]
[ 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
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
: indented line
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 %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
; term : definition
; term
: definition
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
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