PBwiki vs. DokuWiki vs. Zoho Wiki vs. Wikia vs. XWiki vs. Wikidot

General Features PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Version
N/A
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
N/A
N/A
16.2.0
Last Release Date
N/A
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
N/A
N/A
2024-03-24 (27 days ago)
Last Update here
2010-08-16 (13 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2010-10-07 (13 years ago)
2013-02-18 (11 years ago)
2024-03-25 (26 days ago)
2009-12-09 (14 years ago)
Author
PBworks
Andreas Gohr
Zoho - Free Online Hosted Services
Wikia, Inc.
XWiki Development Team
Michal Frackowiak
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
GPL 2
N/A
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
AGPLv3
Programming Language
N/A
PHP
N/A
N/A
Java
Data Storage
N/A
Files
N/A
N/A
Database, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
Determined by Solution Needs
0
Free - 1 wiki, 3 users, 3 workspaces
$0
0
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
Development status
N/A
Mature
N/A
N/A
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Business Enterprises
personal, small to medium companies
Any users. No Download, No Installation
All users
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
Hosting Features PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Storage Quota
No limit
N/A
Unlimited
unlimited
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
Bandwidth Quota
No limit
N/A
Unlimited
unlimited
no limit
Other Limits
None
N/A
Unlimited users & pages (Attachment Storage Space 50MB free)
none
max uploaded file size limit
Topic Restrictions
None
N/A
No restrictions
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
by Terms Of Service
Corporate Branding
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Operating System
N/A
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
N/A
N/A
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Root Access
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
No
No
Webserver
N/A
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
N/A
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
N/A
N/A
N/A
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Text Files
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
MySQL
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
Yes
Unknown
PostgreSQL
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Oracle
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
Yes
Unknown
SQLite
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
RCS
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
Plugin
Unknown
Other
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
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
Security/Anti-Spam PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
N/A
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Development/Support PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
N/A
N/A
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Special Features PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
1
English
68
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
13
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
0
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
2
English, Polish
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
Plugin
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Links PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
HTML Tags
All
Optional
All
Some
All
None
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Scripting
Javascript
Optional, PHP
not allowed
Yes
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Usability PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Statistics PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Output PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Media and Files PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Yes
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
No
Extras PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Optional
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Syntax Examples PBwiki DokuWiki Zoho Wiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
Automatic Linking, CamelCase, WYSIWYG linking
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)
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
External Link
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
Automatic or WYSIWYG linking
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
WYSIWYG with shortcut keys (CTRL + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
+++ headline level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
WYSIWYG with shortcut key
**bold**
**bold text**
Italics Format
''italics''
//italics//
WYSIWYG with shortcut key
//Italics//
//italic text//
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
WYSIWYG with shortcut key
__underline__
__underlined text__
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
''monospace''
WYSIWYG
##monospace##
{{monospaced text}}
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
<del>strikethrough</del>
WYSIWYG
--Strike--
--strikethrough text--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
WYSIWYG
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
WYSIWYG
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
Images
[http://www.imagelocation.com/image.jpg
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
WYSIWYG Upload, Alignment, and Resizing
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
[[image src="..."]]
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
Plugin
WYSIWYG with shortcut keys
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
= Centered line
Text Indentation
Indented block
N/A
WYSIWYG
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
> First level of indentation
>> Second level of indentation.
Bulleted Lists
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
WYSIWYG
* List
** list
*** list
* element 1
* element 2
Numbered Lists
# Number #1
# Number #2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
WYSIWYG
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# element 1
# element 1
Definition Lists
<dl>
</dl>
Plugin
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
: item : description
Horizontal Rule
---
----
WYSIWYG
----
----
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