Sputnik vs. DokuWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. wxWikiServer vs. MediaWiki vs. GWiki

General Features Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Version
8.08.13
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
6.1.17
1.5.11c
1.32.2
2.4.0
Last Release Date
2008-08-12 (14 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2005-12-02 (17 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2018-06-14 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-02-02 (13 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2006-02-07 (16 years ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2018-10-16 (4 years ago)
Author
Yuri Takhteyev
Andreas Gohr
WackoWiki Team
Ryan Norton
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Roger Rene Kommer
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
MIT/X
GPL 2
BSD
wxWindows Lib/Public Domain
GPL
Apache License, Version 2.0
Programming Language
Lua
PHP
PHP
C++
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database, Files, RCS
Files
Database
Files
Database
Database, Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
NA
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Small teams or private users
personal, small to medium companies
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
End users/Desktop
End Users/Desktop, Education
User, Developer, Enterprise, Workgroups
System Requirements Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, OSX, Windows
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
MS Windows/Mac/Linux
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (All Java Plattforms)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, CGI, Xavante
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
built-in
Any with PHP support
All Java Servlet Container, included
Other Requirements
gcc or Lua
mod_rewrite (optional)
None
none
Java 1.8+
Datastorage Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Other
Git
None
MariaDB
No
Google Datastore
Security/Anti-Spam Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
unknown
Yes
Internal and external with adapter
Host Blocking
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Optional
No
Plugin
No
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
No
No
No
Development/Support Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
32 ⭐
N/A
N/A
4 ⭐
Common Features Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Number
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
Yes
Special Features Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
3
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian
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
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
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
2
German, English
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Comments
No
Plugin
Flat
Flat
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
None
Page Locking
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Links Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
CamelCase
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Page Redirects
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
All
All
Some
All
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Tables
complex
simple
simple
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
No
Markdown Support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Patch
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Scripting
Lua, JavaScript
Optional, PHP
actions (PHP)
no
Optional
Groovy, Macros, JSP-Taglibs
Content Includes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Usability Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Statistics Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Output Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Printer Friendly
No
Print CSS
Print View
No
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Patch
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Unknown
No
Media and Files Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Contents
No
Keywords
Contents
Extras Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Patch
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples Sputnik DokuWiki WackoWiki wxWikiServer MediaWiki GWiki
Internal Link
[[Sputnik]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
CamelCase
[AnotherLink goto alink]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[path/Page]
[My Title|path/Page]
External Link
[Sputnik](http://spu.tnik.org)
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
http://www.powerslave.com
[http://www.external.com xternallink]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://example.com]
Headlines
# Sputnik
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
= heading =
== heading ==
=== heading ===
(up to 5 = signs).
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
h1. Heading 1
h2. Heading 2
Bold Format
**Sputnik** or __Sputnik__
**bold**
**bold**
''' bold text '''
'''bold'''
*Bold Format*
Italics Format
*Sputnik* or _Sputnik_
//italics//
//italics//
'' italic text ''
''italic''
_Italic format_
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
+Unterlined+
Monospace Format
''monospace''
##monospace##
start line with blank space.
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{Monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
--strikethrough--
<s>strikethrough</s>
-StrikeThrough-
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^Superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
<sub>subscript</sub>
~Subscript~
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
ilocal://icon.jpg
img:icon.jpg
img:http://www.external/image.jpg
[[Image:wiki.png]]
!path/SkinSampleGWiki.png!
Aligning Text
Plugin
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
] centred text
<center>Centered</center>
{div:style=...}
Aligned Text
{div}
Text Indentation
> Sputnik
N/A
one
two
> single indent 
>> two indents
>>> more indenting
: indented line
{div:style=...}
Aligned Text
{div}
Bulleted Lists
* Sputnik
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* one
* two
* two.1
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
- Item 1
- Item 2
-- Sub Item
Numbered Lists
1. Sputnik
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


1 item one
2 item two
Or: 
# item 1
## item 1.1
# item two
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
# Item 2
## Sub Item
Definition Lists
Plugin
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
; term : definition
* Item 1
* Item 2
** Sub Item
Horizontal Rule
- - -
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