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

General Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Version
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16.1.0
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
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Last Release Date
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2024-02-25 (8 days ago)
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
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Last Update here
2010-08-16 (13 years ago)
2013-02-18 (11 years ago)
2024-02-26 (7 days ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2009-12-09 (14 years ago)
2010-10-07 (13 years ago)
Author
PBworks
Wikia, Inc.
XWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Michal Frackowiak
Zoho - Free Online Hosted Services
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
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License
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LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL 2
AGPLv3
N/A
Programming Language
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Java
PHP
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Data Storage
N/A
N/A
Database, RCS
Files
Database
N/A
License Cost/ Fee
Determined by Solution Needs
$0
0
0
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
Free - 1 wiki, 3 users, 3 workspaces
Development status
N/A
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Intended Audience
Business Enterprises
All users
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
personal, small to medium companies
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
Any users. No Download, No Installation
Hosting Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Storage Quota
No limit
unlimited
N/A
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
No limit
unlimited
N/A
no limit
Unlimited
Other Limits
None
none
N/A
max uploaded file size limit
Unlimited users & pages (Attachment Storage Space 50MB free)
Topic Restrictions
None
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
N/A
by Terms Of Service
No restrictions
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Own Domain
Yes
Optional
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Ads allowed
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Yes
No
System Requirements PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Operating System
N/A
N/A
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
N/A
Root Access
N/A
N/A
No
No
No
N/A
Webserver
N/A
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
N/A
Other Requirements
N/A
N/A
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
Datastorage PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Text Files
N/A
N/A
No
Yes
Unknown
N/A
MySQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
Unknown
N/A
PostgreSQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
Oracle
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
Unknown
N/A
SQLite
N/A
N/A
No
No
Unknown
N/A
BerkeleyDB
N/A
N/A
No
No
Unknown
N/A
RCS
N/A
N/A
Plugin
No
Unknown
N/A
Other
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
None
N/A
Security/Anti-Spam PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
N/A
Host Blocking
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Unknown
nofollow
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Development/Support PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
Code Repository
N/A
N/A
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
1
English
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
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
2
English, Polish
13
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Threaded
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
N/A
Yes
Plugin
Yes
N/A
Structured Data
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Links PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
SisterWiki
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
All
Optional
None
All
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Markdown Support
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Textile Support
No
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
BBCode Support
No
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Scripting
Javascript
Yes
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional, PHP
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
not allowed
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Usability PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Statistics PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Output PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Unknown
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Unknown
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
SVG Editing
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
MindMap Editing
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
No
Extras PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Calendar
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Blogs
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Ticket System
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples PBwiki Wikia XWiki DokuWiki Wikidot Zoho Wiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
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)
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
Automatic Linking, CamelCase, WYSIWYG linking
External Link
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
Automatic or WYSIWYG linking
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
+++ headline level 3
WYSIWYG with shortcut keys (CTRL + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
**bold**
**bold text**
WYSIWYG with shortcut key
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
//italics//
//italic text//
WYSIWYG with shortcut key
Underline Format
__underline__
__underline__
__underlined__
__underlined text__
WYSIWYG with shortcut key
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
''monospace''
{{monospaced text}}
WYSIWYG
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
<del>strikethrough</del>
--strikethrough text--
WYSIWYG
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
WYSIWYG
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
WYSIWYG
Images
[http://www.imagelocation.com/image.jpg
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}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[image src="..."]]
WYSIWYG Upload, Alignment, and Resizing
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Plugin
= Centered line
WYSIWYG with shortcut keys
Text Indentation
Indented block
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

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