PhpWiki vs. PmWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. XWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Version
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.2.139
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.10.0
13.4
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2007-06-30 (13 years ago)
2021-05-03 (1 month ago)
2020-07-19 (10 months ago)
2014-01-31 (7 years ago)
2021-05-23 (22 days ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-04-03 (12 years ago)
2020-12-06 (6 months ago)
2020-10-28 (7 months ago)
2014-02-02 (7 years ago)
2021-05-24 (21 days ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
Author
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Andreas Gohr
Apache Software Foundation
XWiki Development Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
GPL 2
Apache License 2.0
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Database, Files, RCS
Files
Files
Database, Files
Database, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Any
All
personal, small to medium companies
all
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
End Users/Desktop, Education
Hosting Features PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.5+
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
any servlet 2.4+ compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Servlet 3.0.1+
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
various opt. helpers
none
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
Datastorage PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
Yes
No
No
Plugin
No
No
RCS
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Other
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
None
page provider architecture -> several implementations
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
No
Security/Anti-Spam PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Yes
Host Blocking
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
No
Development/Support PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
3163 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, 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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
39
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Flat
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Optional
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Links PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
Optional
Optional
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Scripting
plugins, templates, PHP
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Optional, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Usability PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Statistics PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Output PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Media and Files PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Keywords
Extras PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Syntax Examples PhpWiki PmWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki XWiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, 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]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
**bold**
__bold__
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
//italics//
''italics''
//Italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


@@monospace@@
''monospace''
{{monospace}}
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
<strike>striked through</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
<del>strikethrough</del>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
--Strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
<sup>above</sup>
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>below</sub>
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[ 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
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.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
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Plugin
%%(text-align: right) text %%
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
-> indented text
--> more indentation
N/A
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Term:<def>
def
: term : definition
Plugin
;term:definition
; term
: definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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